The Secret Service has discovered that bullets hit the exterior of the White House but one was deflected by protective ballistic glass, NBC Washington reported.
U.S. Park Police were looking for a man believed to be linked to reports of shots fired near the White House on Friday, but the Secret Service had not conclusively connected the incident with the bullets found on White House grounds, NBC said.
One bullet hit a window but it was stopped by ballistic glass behind the exterior glass, the report said. Another round was found on the outside of the White House. .
Police said they were searching for Oscar Ramiro Ortega, who is believed to be in the D.C. area and has ties to Idaho. He will be charged with "carrying a dangerous weapon," the report said.
Witnesses reported shots fired at Constitution Avenue and 16th Street in northwest Washington at about 9:30 p.m. ET Friday. The Secret Service, U.S. Park Police, D.C. Police, and Arlington Police all responded. Authorities found a car matching the description of the one involved abandoned near the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge.
Ortega reportedly has a criminal record including arrests for domestic violence, drug offenses, assault on a police officer and underage alcohol possession, the report said.