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Alleged White House shooter, Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, due back in court Friday

A man wanted in connection with a shooting near the White House has been taken into custody. Investigators believe Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez may have targeted the White House due to a hatred of President Obama, who Ortega-Hernandez compared to the "Anti-Christ." Bob Orr reports.
WH shooting suspect compares Obama to "Anti-Christ"
Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez

(CBS/AP) WASHINGTON - A man accused of shooting at the White House in November in an alleged assassination attempt on President Barack Obama is due in court Friday.

The hearing in federal court in Washington will focus on the mental health of Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, who authorities say used an assault rifle in the shooting in November.  The president was out of town at the time.

Acquaintances have said Ortega was acting strangely in recent months, and law enforcement officials have said he had become obsessed with Obama.

A preliminary psychiatric screening found him competent to stand trial, but federal prosecutors are asking for more extensive tests to make certain that they can proceed with the case.

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