Man suspected of shooting Idaho pastor arrested outside White House

WASHINGTON — The man suspected of shooting an Idaho pastor has been arrested in D.C.

According to a news release from the U.S. Secret Service, 30-year-old Kyle Odom was arrested around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday after throwing “unknown material over the south fence line at the White House Complex.”

Odom, a former Marine, is suspected of shooting Pastor Tim Remington one day after Remington led the prayer at a weekend campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz.

Authorities say there’s no indication Remington’s appearance with Cruz had anything to do with the shooting. Remington, 55, regained consciousness Monday night in a Coeur d’Alene hospital, said John Padula, outreach pastor for The Altar Church, where Remington is the senior pastor.

Whatever Odom threw over the White House fence Tuesday night was determined to be nonhazardous, the Secret Service says. He was immediately taken into custody and taken to the Metropolitan Police Department for processing.

According to Coeur d’Alene police, it isn’t immediately clear how Odom got to D.C., but he reportedly boarded a flight at Boise Airport sometime on Monday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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