LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man suspected of making threats against the White House was pulled from his car Thursday after an hours-long standoff in the parking lot of the Federal Building in West Los Angeles.
The man had refused to leave his red Volkswagen Beetle and withstood four rounds of chemical agents tossed inside the car. About an hour later, officers shot out the driver's window with a bean bag gun and pulled him out.
Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan identified the man as Joseph Moshe, 56, of Los Angeles. Moshe is suspected of calling a police dispatch number Wednesday and making threatening statements about the White House, Donovan said.
He ignored repeated attempts to negotiate his surrender.