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Suspect in Shooting of Pastor Arrested at White House

He claimed 'Martian' pastor wrecked his life
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 9, 2016 3:39 AM CST
Pastor Shooting Suspect Arrested at White House
This photo provided by the Coeur d'Alene Police Department via the "Spokesman-Review" shows Kyle Andrew Odom.   (Coeur d'Alene Police Department via the Spokesman-Review via AP)

The ex-Marine accused of trying to murder a pastor in Idaho on Sunday is in custody after allegedly chucking material over the White House fence. Coeur d'Alene Police Chief Lee White says Kyle Odom was arrested "safely and without incident" by Secret Service agents at around 5:30pm on Tuesday after throwing flash drives and other items over the fence, the Los Angeles Times reports. The 30-year-old Iraq vet is suspected of shooting pastor Tim Remington outside his church as many as six times, reports the Washington Post. The pastor is in stable condition and regained consciousness Monday.

The shootings made headlines partly because Remington had led a prayer at a Ted Cruz campaign rally a day earlier. KXLY reports that it, along with other media outlets, received a rambling manifesto and other documents believed to be from Odom. Hours before his arrest on Tuesday, Odom's Facebook profile picture was changed to a drawing of an alien and a new post read: "Things are not what they appear to be. The world is ruled by ancient civilization from Mars. Pastor Tim was one of them, and he was the reason my life was ruined. I will be sharing my story with as many people as possible. I don't have time right now, they are chasing me. I shot Pastor Tim 12 times, there is no way any human could have survived that event." (More Idaho stories.)

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