White House fence scaled by intruder late Friday

White House fence scaled by intruder late Friday

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The intruder, who was carrying a backpack, jumped a fence at the south side of the White House just before midnight on Friday.

The name of the suspect, who was arrested by uniformed Secret Service, was not released.

Following another security breach at the White House over the weekend, one former Secret Service agent is voicing his concerns over the potential security problem looming over Washington.

"It was very sad", Trump told reporters at his golf course in northern Virginia.

No information was given on the intruder, but the person arrested was a male, according to CNN, which first reported the news. The document also listed the items carried by Tran: the Mace, in his jacket pocket, as well as a book bag with a book on Trump, a USA passport and an Apple laptop.

CNN reported that the suspect has no criminal history.

On Thanksgiving in 2015 the Secret Service apprehended Joseph Caputo, from CT, on the North Lawn.

Tran was charged late Saturday in a District of Columbia federal court with "entering or remaining in restricted grounds while using or carrying a risky weapon".

Besides Kelly, joining Trump were Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, chief strategist Steve Bannon and press secretary Sean Spicer.

Several members of Congress have previously called for a congressional investigation into White House security breaches.

In the most shocking case, Omar Gonzales, 42, made it all the way to the north portico doors of the White House while carrying a knife.

Upon entering he overpowered a Secret Service officer and ran through most of the main floor before he was tackled by a counter-assault agent.

  • Jack Replman