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New charge for armed man from central Pa. shot outside White House

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 28, 2016 11:19 AM
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FILE PHOTO: Police investigate a Toyota sedan on Constitution Avenue, Friday, May 20, 2016 in Washington, after a Secret Service agent shot a man with a gun who approached a checkpoint outside the White House and refused to drop his weapon. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

(Washington) -- A Schuylkill County man shot by Secret Service at a White House gate earlier this year after refusing to drop a gun is facing a new federal charge.

31-year-old Jesse Olivieri of Ashland has been charged with resisting or impeding certain officers or employees with a dangerous weapon.

He's charged in an information, a document that can only be filed with a defendant's consent and usually signals a guilty plea.

The charge supersedes a police complaint and carries a maximum of 20 years in prison.

Olivieri was shot after approaching the gate May 20.

Court documents indicate he told police, "I came here to shoot people."

Olivieri was hospitalized following the shooting, but appeared in court last month and was ordered held.

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