Man Throws Firecrackers on the White House Lawn Hours After D.C. Shootings

By Abby Ohlheiser

September 16, 2013

There's no good day to throw lit firecrackers on the White House lawn. But Monday, the day of a tragic mass murder at the Washington Navy Yard, is definitely one of the worst.

And yet, that's exactly what one man did on Monday evening, prompting a security alert at the White House and leading to the man's immediate arrest. He's unidentified. At the time of his arrest, the man wasn't wearing any shoes. Here's the AP with more: 

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.

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By Abby Ohlheiser

September 16, 2013

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