Suspect Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez Faces Charges for Assassination Attempt at White House


A 21-year-old man from Idaho, Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, faces federal charges for attempting to assassinate President Barack Obama.

Under 18 U.S.C. § 1751(c), Ortega-Hernandez could be sentenced for a term of up to life in prison if convicted of the charges.

According to the FBI affidavit attached to the criminal charges (below) and reports, gunshots were heard in the vicinity of the White House last Friday night.

You can read the assassination attempt charges against Ortega-Hernandez here: