(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.