Man with gun outside WH refuses to stop, shot at
The man, identified as Jesse Olivieri from Ashland, Pennsylvania, has been admitted to a nearby hospital with critical injuries.
Eyewitnesses described him as around five feet, 10 inches tall with shaggy blonde hair.
The incident took place in the afternoon when an “adult male subject, carrying a firearm, approached an outer perimeter checkpoint accessible to the general public” on E-Street near the White House, the Secret Service said. The Secret Service agents gave numerous verbal commands for the accused to stop and drop the firearm.
“When he failed to comply with the verbal commands, he was shot once by a Secret Service agent and taken into custody,” said David A Iacovetti, Deputy Assistant Director Office of Government and Public Affairs, US Secret Service.