Alexander Sahagian arrested for throwing firecrackers at White House

8:37 PM, Sep 16, 2013   |    comments
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By David Jackson, USA TODAY

One man picked a bad day to throw firecrackers at the White House.

The Secret Service arrested a man who did just that Monday, just hours after the mass shooting at the nearby Washington Naval Yard.

Officials identified the man only as Alexander Sahagian; he is believed to age 52.

The firecrackers, which to some sounded like gunshots, triggered a lockdown of the White House complex.

Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie said the suspect was transported to a nearby police station and will likely be charged with illegally throwing a projectile.


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