But last Friday’s shooting was far from the first shocking incident reported on or near White House grounds. View a timeline after the jump:
• February 2001: Secret Service patrol reports a man firing shots and waving a handgun at the White House fence.Officers subdue him with a single shot to the knee.
• May 1995: A Virginia man is shot on the White House lawn after scaling a fence with an unloaded gun. Later that year, a Texas man is arrested near the White House and is found with a rifle in his car.
• Sept. 12, 1994: Frank Eugene Corder dies after flying a single-engine Cessna into the White House lawn. President Bill Clinton and the First Family were not home at the time.
• Feb. 17, 1974: U.S. Army Private Robert K. Preston stole a military helicopter from Fort Meade, and hovered over the White House for about six minutes before landing on the South Lawn. Preston staged the incident to show his piloting skills.
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