No Trespassing

An interloper is shot

The man walking along the sidewalk next to the 8-foot-high fence that separates the South Lawn from tourists and placard wavers seemed suspicious. When the Secret Service officers approached him, he allegedly reached into his coat and turned on them with a loaded 12-gauge sawed-off shotgun. One agent quickly drew his service revolver and fired, wounding the would-be gunman in the right arm.

The interloper, David A. Mahonski, 25, an unemployed electrician from Williamsport, Pa., was no stranger to White House guards, who had observed him on the grounds and...

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