Man shot in crit­i­cal con­di­tion

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WASH­ING­TON — A gun­man shot by a U.S. Se­cret Ser­vice of­fi­cer out­side the White House re­mained in crit­i­cal con­di­tion in a Wash­ing­ton hos­pi­tal Satur­day, one day af­ter the shoot­ing, a hos­pi­tal spokes­woman said.

Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton Uni­ver­sity Hos­pi­tal spokes­woman Su­san Grif­fiths would pro­vide only his con­di­tion.

She re­ferred other ques­tions to the Se­cret Ser­vice, but a spokesman for that agency, Robert Hoback, de­clined to dis­cuss the case, cit­ing the con­tin­u­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

On Fri­day, a U.S. law en­force­ment of­fi­cial said au­thor­i­ties iden­ti­fied the gun­man as Jesse Oliv­eri of Ash­land, Pa., about 120 kilo­me­tres north­west of Philadel­phia. The of­fi­cial spoke on con­di­tion of anonymity be­cause he was not au­tho­rized to re­lease the in­for­ma­tion.

Se­cret Ser­vice deputy as­sis­tant di­rec­tor David Ia­cov­etti said Fri­day one of the agency’s of­fi­cers shot the man once af­ter he ap­proached a check­point at about 3 p.m. and re­fused re­peated com­mands to drop his weapon.

Ia­cov­etti said the gun­man never made it in­side the White House com­plex, and no one else was in­jured.

The Met­ro­pol­i­tan Po­lice De­part­ment, the Se­cret Ser­vice, Park Po­lice and the FBI said in a joint state­ment Fri­day night there was “no known nexus to ter­ror­ism.”

Mes­sages left Satur­day at a home tele­phone num­ber for Oliv­eri in Ash­land weren’t re­turned.

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