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Man Jumps White House Fence

Today federal prosecutors charged a man who jumped a fence and ran into the front door of the White House on Friday night. The man, now identified as Omar J. Gonzalez, was carrying 800 rounds of ammunition, two hatchets, and a machete in the car that he parked a few blocks away from the White House.

Gonzalez has been charged with one charge of unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds while carrying a deadly or dangerous weapon. He has been previously investigated for carrying weapons and a map of the area pointing to the White House, he was also seen carrying a hatchet and walking around the fence of the White House. While he was investigated for the incident nothing suspicious showed up in his car so he was released.

Record show that Gonzales served in the Army as a sniper for six years and now suffers for post-traumatic stress disorder, his attorney have said that he served 18 years in the U.S military, Relatives say that he has been living in  his car and wherever he could for the past few years. Despite this the court determined that he was mentally stable

An investigation was launched by the Secret Service on Saturday to determine how Gonzalez managed to jump the fence and run 70 yards across the lawn to the unlocked doors of the White House. He is the first fence jumper to have gotten far enough to enter the White House. President Obama and his family had left the White House about ten minutes before the incident occurred on Friday night.

 

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