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.

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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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