Washington — Secret Service officials say they arrested a man outside the White House after he used a slingshot to fire a small object over the north fence line along Pennsylvania Avenue on Tuesday afternoon.
A statement from the Secret Service says officers observed a man identified as Adam S. Olson in possession of the slingshot. As they were watching him, he fired the slingshot toward the White House.
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The statement did not provide more specific information about Olson, such as age or hometown. It said officers immediately arrested him and charged him with possession of a prohibited weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon and assault of a police officer.
The Secret Service says a protective sweep was also conducted as a precaution and nothing out of the ordinary was found.