18 Nov '11, 12am

Man charged with trying to assassinate Obama (via ST iPhone App)

Man charged with trying to assassinate Obama (via ST iPhone App)

This United States Park Police photograph, obtained by Reuters Nov 16, 2011, shows Oscar Ortega-Hernandez. -- PHOTO: REUTERS PITTSBURGH (REUTERS) - A 21-year-old man who called President Barack Obama the 'devil' and 'anti-Christ' was charged on Thursday with trying to assassinate the United States leader by opening fire on the White House with an assault rifle. Mr Obama and his wife, Michelle, were not in Washington at the time of the shooting Friday night and no one was hurt. Oscar Ortega-Hernandez of Idaho Falls, Idaho, appeared before a federal magistrate judge in Pittsburgh, who ordered him transferred to Washington. He was arrested on Wednesday at a hotel near Indiana, Pennsylvania. No one was hurt in the shooting on Friday night. The Secret Service said one bullet broke a White House window but was stopped by protective ballistic glass, and the other round struck the...

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