Alexander Sahagian, 52, was arrested outside the North Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Monday at 6:30 p.m. after he set off a firecracker, according to a Politico report on Monday evening.
With incredibly bad timing – just some 10 hours after the horrific rampage at the Navy Sea Systems Command headquarters just a few miles away which left 12 persons dead plus the gunman Aaron Alexis – Sahagian was arrested and remains in custody, according to George Ogilvie who is a Secret Service spokesperson.
Though Sahagian hasn’t been charged as of yet, it is assumed that he will be charged with having thrown a projectile.
Sahagian, a white male with dark-colored hair, was wearing a blue shirt and light-colored pants as he was being placed in handcuffs and then put into a patrol car.
Sahagian apparently had legal problems in Milwaukee last month as he looks very similar to a mugshot that was snapped in there last month when police arrested.
As for the White House incident caused by Sahagian, two blocks had to be closed down along 17th Street NW and a block of Pennsylvania Avenue on the northwest side of the White House, though pedestrians were still being allowed to walk down the street.
As one can assume, tourists and the media gathered to see what was occurring.