1994- White House Shooting

On Saturday October 29, 1994, dressed in a trench coat, a man by the name of  Francisco Martin Duran approached the fence overlooking the north lawn of the White House and fired 29 rounds from a 7.62×39mm SKS semi-automatic rifle (Chinese-made copy Type 56) at a group of men wearing dark business suits on the White House lawn.


Secret Service agents immediately began running across the lawn, with their guns drawn, when citizens Harry Rakosky, Ken Davis, and Robert Haines tackled Duran and pinned his arms until he could be subdued. Clinton was reportedly inside watching a football game at the time of the shooting and was not harmed.

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The event was caught on camera by Caetano Carani, a Brazilian businessman on vacation who happened to be recording.