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Published: Monday, 9/16/2013

Man arrested in front of White House

Man allegedly was tossing firecrackers over fence

ASSOCIATED PRESS
A man is taken into custody by uniformed Secret Service Police on Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House today. The Secret Service arrested the man for tossing lit firecrackers over the White House fence. A man is taken into custody by uniformed Secret Service Police on Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House today. The Secret Service arrested the man for tossing lit firecrackers over the White House fence.
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WASHINGTON — The Secret Service has arrested a man for tossing firecrackers over a fence at the White House.

A federal law enforcement official says the shoeless man was immediately arrested Monday. An Associated Press photographer heard what sounded like two gunshots outside the White House. Three uniformed Secret Service officers arrested a middle-aged man. The man was white, with dark hair, a blue shirt and white shorts. His white shoes lay on the ground near where the officer tackled him.

The incident happened just hours after at least one suspect opened fire inside the Washington Navy Yard, killing at least 12 people. The gunman was also killed.



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