Firecracker Incident Locks Down White House

by Karl Utermohlen | September 17, 2013 1:39 pm

A man was arrested on Monday for throwing firecrackers at the White House soon after the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard.

The Daily Beast reports[1] that a man that looked to be about 5’10 or 5’11 and in his late-30s threw the first firecracker over the White House fence before garnering the attention of Secret Service agents. The agents immediately rushed him as he lit the second firecracker and tossed it over the fence right before getting tackled by several agents. NewLetters[2]

Capitol Hill intern and eyewitness Clark Cashion said that the firecrackers didn’t cause a fire but they created a lot of smoke.  This incident follows the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard that alarmed the nation and left 13 dead. Cashion added that the whole situation is simply “crazy.”

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