Suspect arrested after intrusion into White House grounds
- Author: Aubrey Nash Mar 15, 2017,
Mar 15, 2017, 0:54
The Associated Press reported that President Trump was in the White House at the time.
Agents previously said the president was not in danger, and the Secret Service initially reported that the backpack didn't contain anything risky.
The most serious of the recent security incidents at the White House occurred in September 2014, when an Army veteran carrying a knife climbed the fence and pushed his way inside the building before he was stopped.
Brian said his brother had been "living in his vehicle and eating junk food" and additionally said he had been "a very good brother to me". "I have an appointment", Tran said when an officer made his way towards him, a Washington Metropolitan Police Department report released on March 11 revealed. The intruder who was carrying a backpack was arrested by Secret Service officers, who also searched the backpack as a precautionary measure.
The intruder, identified as Jonathan Tran, 26, of California, told security he had an appointment with the President.
And the arresting officer writes in the criminal complaint that he first observed Tran "walking close to the exterior wall of the White House mansion" and that Tran began heading toward the complex's south lawn upon being noticed.
Authorities did not find risky materials inside the backpack following a screening. When asked how he had gotten in, he said he'd jumped the fence.
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Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly was briefed on the incident, according to White House press secretary Sean Spicer.