PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE SHUT DOWN After Man Shoots “Dangerous Weapon” Over Fence Line At White House

Thank goodness the perpetrator was promptly arrested and that Secret Service was sober at the time. It sounds like things could’ve really gotten out of hand…

The Secret Service arrested a man Tuesday afternoon for using a slingshot to fire a “small object” at the White House.

Officers observed the man carrying a slingshot on Pennsylvania Avenue, along the north fence of the White House grounds, around 2 p.m.

He was quickly arrested after firing the “small object over the fence line,” according to a Secret Service spokesperson, and was charged with possession of a prohibited weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon and assault of a police officer.

Secret Service briefly shut down Pennsylvania Avenue — a main thoroughfare for tourists — for a security sweep after the incident, but kept the neighboring Lafayette Square park open. Via: ABC7NY

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