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Man Who Shot At White House Faces More Charges

WASHINGTON (AP) - A man accused of trying to kill President Barack Obama by firing up to a dozen shots at the White House in November is now facing additional charges.

Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, who was arrested days after the Nov. 11 shooting, was formally charged Tuesday by a grand jury in Washington. A 5-page document charges him with 17 counts, including attempting to assassinate the president but also: assault with a dangerous weapon, using a weapon during a crime of violence and doing damage to the White House of more than $1,000.

Ortega-Hernandez is from Idaho Falls, Idaho. During a December hearing, a judge ordered him detained without bond.

A telephone message left Tuesday for Ortega-Hernandez's lawyer was not immediately returned.

      
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