(USA TODAY by David Jackson) One man picked a bad day to throw firecrackers at the White House.
The Secret Service arrested a man who did just that Monday, just hours after the mass shooting at the nearby Washington Naval Yard.
Officials identified the man only as Alexander Sahagian; he is believed to age 52.
The firecrackers, which to some sounded like gunshots, triggered a lockdown of the White House complex.
Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie said the suspect was transported to a nearby police station and will likely be charged with illegally throwing a projectile.