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Armed mid-state man shot outside White House

Written by Craig Rhodes and The Associated Press | May 21, 2016 8:25 AM
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(Washington, D.C.) -- An armed man from Schuylkill County was shot by a Secret Service officer yesterday afternoon after he approached a checkpoint outside the White House and refused to drop his weapon.

He has been identified as Jesse Oliveri of Ashland.

The Secret Service says he approached the checkpoint on E Street and an officer repeatedly ordered him to drop his gun, but those commands were ignored.

The officer fired one shot and Oliveri was taken to a hospital where he was reported in critical condition.

Officials say ammunition was found inside a Toyota sedan, parked nearby on Constitution Avenue, that Oliveri was believed to have driven.

The White House was briefly placed on a security alert.  President Barack Obama was not there.

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