WASHINGTON — Secret Service officers arrested a man Tuesday for allegedly launching an object from a slingshot near the White House fence line.

The man, identified as Adam S. Olson, was charged with possession of a prohibited weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon and assault on a police officer.

According to the Secret Service, Olson was observed about 2 p.m. Tuesday when he allegedly used a slingshot to propel an undisclosed object along the north perimeter of the White House.

The object was not recovered in a subsequent search of the area, the Secret Service said in a statement.

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