New Charges for Armed Man Shot Outside White House

WASHINGTON (AP) -
Law enforcement officers stand on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 20, 2016, after the White House was placed on lockdown for a shooting nearby. A U.S. Secret Service officer shot a man with a gun who approached a checkpoint outside the White House on Friday afternoon and refused to drop his weapon, the Secret Service said. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Law enforcement officers stand on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, D.C., May 20, after a man with a gun approached a checkpoint outside the White House and refused to drop his weapon. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

A Pennsylvania man shot by Secret Service agent at a White House gate earlier this year after refusing to drop a gun is facing a new federal charge. News outlets report that 31-year-old Jesse Olivieri of Ashland, Pennsylvania, was charged Tuesday with resisting or impeding certain officers or employees with a dangerous weapon. He’s charged in an “information,” a document that can only be filed with a defendant’s consent and usually signals a guilty plea.

The charge supersedes a police complaint and carries a maximum of 20 years in prison. Olivieri was shot after approaching the gate May 20. Court documents indicate he told police, “I came here to shoot people.”

Olivieri was hospitalized following the shooting, but appeared in court last month and was ordered held.