Monday, October 7, 2013

Washington DC Capitol Incidents

Washington DC Capitol Incidents
DC White House Area Attacks ---

Crazy people do not attack white house and capitol terrorists do

As foreign policy blog Passport points out, there are several examples of shootings and bombings that have occurred throughout the years.

Year 2015

1 DC security breach April 15, 2015 Mailman Doug Hughes Lands Gyrocopter on Capitol Lawn A postal delivery man Dough Hughes from Florida was arrested after he made an unauthorized landing of a small gyrocopter with postal service markings on the Capitol West Front Lawn. He had told a newspaper that a terrorist would not state his intentions and planned a non-violent protest flight.

April 11, 2015 Protester from Chicago with suitcase shoots self on Capitol steps  abc7chicago Apr 14, 2015 - US Capitol lockdown lifted after man fatally shoots himself ... U.S. Capitol Police say Thornton had a backpack and a suitcase, ...identified the man on Monday as 22-year-old Leo Thornton of Lincolnwood, Illinois, a Chicago suburb.

1 killed 3 injured attack on government office  April 9, 2015 Census Bureau Shooting Kidnapping An apparently suicidal man kidnaps his wife, rams the gates at the US Census Bureau headquarters in Maryland. A guard sees a argument in the car, and is shot in the chest when his investigates. 

1 killed 2 injured March 30, 2015  Stolen SUV Rams Fort Meade NSA Gate 2nd Shooting in Month  Two men dressed as women in a stolen Ford Escape rammed a gate and police car at Fort Meade in Maryland, home of NSA intelligence agency. There was a shooting, killing one resulting in a shooting, The FBI immediately declared there was no connection to terrorism and it was a local criminal matter as one of the suspects had a criminal history. It was just a joyride and they never intended to attack the NSA 

March 4, 2015 Secret Service agents disrupted bomb investigation at White House The Boston Globe
 About 10:25 that night, a Pennsylvania woman hopped out of her blue Toyota ... ''I'm holding a [expletive] bomb,'' she yelled

March 2, 2015 – An unidentified man dressed in a construction suit tried to enter the White House grounds through the gate at Pennsylvania Avenue near East Executive Avenue in the early morning. He was stopped by Uniformed Division officers and taken into custody.[39]

1 injured, 5 shootings, 2 vehicles, 2 buildings hit, suspect arrested February 24, 2015 Amok Asian Hong Young Arrested in NSA, Freeway Mall Movie Theater Shooting Spree Hong Young, 35, of Beltsville Md is believed to be responsible for five shootings in Maryland at the NSA, theaters, and occupied vehicles starting February. On March 3, he was arrested near Arundel Mills mall, where shots were fired Feb. 24. A man driving away from a gas station near the mall was injured by glass shot out from his car,. He had just quit his job as a prison guard. Anne Arundel County Chief Timothy Altomare said Wednesday that the shootings over the past week evoked memories for officers of two radicalized Islamist snipers who killed 10 people in 2002 in the D.C. area.

Year 2014

October 22, 2014 – Dominic Adesanya, jumped the fence onto the north lawn and was quickly taken down by two security dogs while punching and kicking them before being arrested by the Secret Service. He was later ordered by a judge to a mental health facility.[37][38]

September 11, 2014 – A man wearing a Pikachu hat scaled the fence and entered the North Lawn where he was arrested.[36]
August 7, 2014 – An unknown toddler squeezed though the fence, and was returned to his parents.[35]

1 injured, 1 arrested July 16, 2014 Man Arrested And Charged After Fleeing NSA Stop WBAL Police say 32-year-old Darnell David Hawkins Jr. was stopped by NSA officers on highway through Fort Meade, where the NSA campus is located. When he drove off, he hit an NSA officer, nearly striking a barricade, leading police on chase ending in arrest. awaiting trial on federal charges
March 30, 2014 – Unidentified male, caught and arrested after climbing over the fence.[34]
Two incidents in one week: 

May 8, 2014 Washington DC The White House is locked down for the second time this week as two men working together each tossed an object over the fence on opposite sites of  the White House. The two were arrested.

May 6, 2014 Washington, D.C. The White House is locked down for an hour after a vehicle followed the motorcade with daughters of the president into the gate . It was the first of two lockdowns at the White house

Year 2013

Two incidents in 2 days, 3 incidents in 2 weeks: man sets himself on fire, woman rams car barricades, man shoots up Naval base.

October 4, 2013  Man Sets Himself On Fire on National Mall The day after Miriam Carey gets shot after driving like she and her child are filming a terrorist movie, an African American man later identified as John Constantino, 64, of Mount Laurel, evidently African American himself on fire at the National Mall at 4:30 in the afternoon after dousing himself with gasoline and burst aflame squatting without a shirt. Joggers passing by took off their shirts but could not stop the flames. He was airlifted to a hospital while conscious in critical condition. He died the next day in a hospital. One witness says an accomplice filmed the entire ordeal, but that video never surfaced. According to his family, John was “a loving father and husband.” but his death was “not a political act or statement, but the result of his long battle with mental illness.” Time's Joe Klein noted it as a "whiff of the apocalypse", blaming it on the "radical nihilist minority of the GOP's craven leadership" calling the "radicals" a "pestilence feeding on ignorance and cynicism". Police are investigating a motive.

October 3, 2013 Miriam Carey. an unarmed woman in a black Infiniti coupe with CT plates was shot after she tried to breech barriers at the White house, then led police on a chase towards the Capitol campus. She rammed a squad care one block from the Capitol, then continued where she shot one block past the campus with a child in the back seat. Authorities have ruled out terrorism and believe it is an isolated incident, and definitely not a dry run for a real armed attack.

September 16, 2013 DC Navy Yard Shooting  34-year-old  Aaron Alexis from Fort Worth, Texas was a 4 year veteran Naval reservist and government civilian contractor who had access to the Washington Navy Yard in Washington DC miles 1.5 miles from the Capitol building. He went on a shooting rampage armed with a shotgun, AR-16 assault rifle and semiautomatic handgun. At least thirteen people were killed including the shooter, police and security officials.

Friday July 26 Woman Arrested For Green Paint Monument Vandalism In Washington DC, the Lincoln Memorial vandalized with green paint in the first incident since 1922. On 2013 July 29 a homeless woman from China woman whose visa expired July 27 was arrested for paint splattered at the National Cathedral. 58 year old Jiamei Tian was known to other homeless people and those serving the homeless. She was suspected to have been responsible for splashes of green paint at the Lincoln Memorial, on a statue outside the Smithsonian Castle, on an organ at Luther Place Memorial Church, and on statues and an organ in the National Cathedral.

June 25, 2013 Mercedes S-Class Slams Into Michel Richard’s Central DC restaurant A Mercedes Benz S-class jumped a curb onto the the sidewalk and crashed into the front of Michel Richard's restaurant in downtown Washington D.C. during peak rush hour traffic. Three women, including the drive and a 2 year old child were injured. The cause of the crash was unknown, but no press account noted that Inspire magazine had suggested attacks on a DC restaurant might hurt government workers.

Year 2010

Sept. 17, 2010, United States Capitol Police opened fire on a man spotted with a gun within walking distance of the Capitol. When confronted by police, the man pointed his gun at them and refused to drop his weapon. The man was shot and transported to an area hospital for his injuries.


Beltway sniper attacks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Beltway sniper attacks were a series of coordinated shootings that took place during three weeks in October 2002 in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Cover story: nvestigators and the prosecution suggested during pre-trial motions that Muhammad intended to kill his ex-wife Mildred, who had estranged him from his children. According to this theory, the other shootings were intended to cover up the motive for the crime, since Muhammad believed that the police would not focus on an estranged ex-husband as a suspect if she looked like a random victim of a serial killer

While imprisoned, Malvo wrote a number of erratic diatribes about what he termed "jihad" against the United States.[25] "I have been accused on my mission. Allah knows I'm gonna suffer now", he wrote.[25] Because his rants and drawings featured not only such figures as Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein, but also characters from the film series The Matrix, these musings were dismissed as immaterial.[25] Some investigators reportedly said they had all but eliminated terrorist ties or political ideologies as a motive.[26][27][28] Nonetheless, in at least one of the ensuing murder trials, a Virginia court found Muhammad guilty of killing "pursuant to the direction or order" of terrorism.[29]

A series of trial exhibits suggested Malvo and Muhammad were motivated by an affinity for Islamicist Jihad.[30]
Exhibit 65-006: A self-portrait of Malvo in the cross hairs of a gun scope shouting, "ALLAH AKBAR!" The word "SALAAM" scrawled vertically. A lyric from Bob Marley's Natural Mystic "Many more will have to suffer. Many more will have to die. Don't ask me why."
Exhibit 65-016: A portrait of Saddam Hussein with the words "INSHALLAH" and "The Protector," surrounded by rockets labeled "chem" and "nuk".
Exhibit 65-043: Father and son portrait of Malvo and Muhammad. "We will kill them all. Jihad."
Exhibit 65-056: A self-portrait of Malvo as sniper, lying in wait, with his rifle. "JIHAD" written in bold letters. 
2001 - 9/11 attack targeted White House or Capitol (flown into ground in PA), pentagon attack

In July 1998, a man named Russell Eugene Weston Jr.entered the Capitol armed with a .38 caliber Smith & Wesson and opened fire, killing two United States Capitol Police officers. Officer Jacob Chestnut was killed first as he caught Weston trying to go around a metal detector near the entrance. After killing Chestnut, Weston ran to a nearby office, where he exchanged fire with Detective John Gibson. Gibson was killed, but he managed to injure Weston in the shootout. Two others were also injured. Weston was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic and remains in a mental institution to this day.

In March 1954, four Puerto Rican nationalists opened firefrom the visitors’ gallery in the House of Representatives. Some 30 shots were fired. Out of the 240 people on the floor during the shooting, five representatives were wounded, but all survived. All four shooters served time in various U.S. prisons before being pardoned by President Jimmy Carter and sent back to Puerto Rico.

On Nov. 7, 1983, a bomb exploded on the second floor of the Capitol’s north wing at 10:58 p.m. Nobody was killed or injured. According to the Senate website, a portrait of Daniel Webster, situated directly across from where the bomb was concealed underneath a bench, received the brunt of the explosion. Mirrors, chandeliers and furniture were also destroyed. In 1988, authorities arrested six members of a group called Resistance Conspiracy in connection with the Senate bombing, as well as bombings of Fort McNair and the Washington Navy Yard.

In March 1971, a bomb exploded on the ground floor of the Capitol. The bomb was placed there by members of the leftist group Weather Underground in protest of U.S. military involvement in Laos.

In July 1915, Eric Muenter, a German professor at Harvard, set off a bomb in the reception room of the Senate in an effort to sway public opinion against American involvement in World War I. He escaped the scene without being arrested. Soon after, he shot J.P. Morgan Jr. at his home on Long Island in New York. According to the Harvard Crimson, Muenter was arrested and committed suicide in prison. He had contacts with German intelligence which believed that "neutral" America had to be stopped by passively supporting its enemies in WWI.

On Jan. 30, 1885, President Andrew Jackson survived an assassination attempt when an unemployed painter named Richard Lawrence attempted to shoot him with two different guns just outside the Capitol. Both guns misfired and Lawrence was subdued by Jackson’s aides.