Man Arrested for Throwing Firecrackers at White House Fence

On September 16, at approximately 8:20 AM, a gunman opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington D.C., killing 12 and wounding 14 others. Authorities identified one suspect who was killed at the scene as Aaron Alexis of Fort Worth, TX, but could not confirm that Alexis was the lone gunman. A manhunt for a second suspect was launched throughout southeast DC, and lasted into the early evening.

Just hours after the morning’s events, a man identified as Alexander Sahagian lit and threw two firecrackers toward the White House, just 2.6 miles from the Navy Yard, before being tackled and arrested by United States Secret Service. According to USSS, he will be charged with throwing a projectile.