'Troubled' Man Breaches White House Grounds, Arrested

Mar 15, 2017, 00:57
'Troubled' Man Breaches White House Grounds, Arrested

Trump told reporters on Saturday that the United States Secret Service did a "fantastic job" stopping the intruder who scaled a White House fence late on Friday and entered the grounds.

An intruder carrying a backpack has been arrested after breaking into the White House.

President Trump was inside the White House at the time and on Saturday said he appreciated the Secret Service efforts and that the accused is disturbed.

The suspect, identified in court documents as California resident Jonathan Tran, 26, is scheduled to appear in federal court on Monday after a judge on Saturday ordered him held without bond, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia said.

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"I am a friend of the President".

Joseph Clancy, who replaced Pierson during Obama's administration, said last month he planned to step down in March, allowing Trump to name his own security chief.

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".

No hazardous materials were found during a search of a backpack the individual carried over the fence, the agency said.

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An intruder scaled a fence to breach White House grounds Friday night.

Surveillance footage shows Tran jumping a fence located near the Treasury Building, which is the neighbor building to the White House, the complaint reads.

John Kelly, head of the US Department of Homeland Security, was briefed on the security breach.

When asked how he managed to get here, Tran replied: 'I jumped the fence, ' authorities said.

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The White House has seen a string of high-profile trespassing incidents in recent years.

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