WASHINGTON - A man shot and critically wounded by the U.S. Secret Service outside the White House last month has been charged with one felony count of resisting or impeding certain officers or employees with a dangerous weapon, officials said Friday.
Jesse A. Olivieri, 31, of Ashland, Penn., faces a statutory maximum of 20 years in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. His first court appearance will be at a later date since he remains hospitalized.
According to the Secret Service, a Secret Service agent shot a man after he approached an outer perimeter checkpoint on E Street armed with a weapon. After refusing orders by officers to drop his gun, the suspect was shot once and taken into custody.
The 3 p.m. Friday incident last month prompted a White House lockdown while President Obama was away, and Vice President Biden was secured inside the complex, authorities said.
The case is being investigated by the U.S. Park Police, with assistance from the United States Secret Service, the FBI's Washington Field Office and the Metropolitan Police Department.