Oscar Ortega-Hernandez Charged with Assassination Attempt on U.S. President Barack Obama.

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Oscar Ortega-Hernandez, a 21 year-old from Idaho Falls, Idaho, has been charged with the attempted assassination of President Barack Obama. If convicted of the charges he could face life in prison. Ortega-Hernandez claimed Obama was the anti-Christ and was apprehended in western Pennsylvania after abandoning his vehicle by the National Institute of Peace back in Washington, D.C.  Police discovered a scope mounted semi-automatic assault rifle in his car along with three magazines filled with ammo. So far he is accused of firing two bullets at the White House in an attempt to assassinate President Obama or a member of his staff. Outside of his belief that Obama is the anti-Christ, the story continues into the realm of the bizarre as Ortega-Hernandez also believed himself called of God to try to kill the President. Communications must have been down that day, however, as President Obama was in Asia at the time of the attempt and thus well out of harm’s way.


[ABC News, USA Today]