Intruder Arrested After Breaching White House Grounds: Secret Service

Kristopher Drake
March 15, 2017

Bongino's comments came after a man breached the White House security ring late Friday, scaling the White House fence and making it to within yards of the executive residence before being apprehended by agents. Tran is a San Jose State University graduate. It said a search of the north and south grounds of the presidential residence following the arrest didn't find anything of additional concern. "I just saw him a couple days ago, he was just driving in his vehicle", John Prasad said.

"So first, let's scrap this nonsense that this is how the system was supposed to work, that the system was supposed to allow a man with a backpack up to the South Portico a hundred yards - maybe just a tad bit more from the president of the United States".

The intruder, identified as Jonathan Tran, 26, of California, told security he had an appointment with the President. "I just hope he gets help too and is safe", Rodriguez said. The Secret Service said it was found to be free of any hazardous materials.

Agents previously said the president was not in danger, and the Secret Service initially reported that the backpack didn't contain anything unsafe.


President Trump on Saturday commended the Secret Service for its "fantastic job".

He called the intruder a "troubled person" and "very sad".

In the letter, 'Tran mentioned Russian hackers and said he had information of relevance.

Tran was charged late Saturday in a District of Columbia federal court with "entering or remaining in restricted grounds while using or carrying a unsafe weapon". He faces up to 10 years in prison.

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