Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez
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Accused of trying to assassinate Obama

A man accused of shooting at the White House last week has been charged with attempting to assassinate President Obama, or members of his staff.

Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, aged 21, is alleged to have fired shots from an assault rifle, cracking a window in the living quarters of the president - who was away at the time.

From Washington, the BBC's Steve Kingstone reports.

  • 18 Nov 2011