Intruder breached White House grounds

An intruder breached the grounds of the White House late Friday evening, according to a CNN report that was verified by the Secret Service.

President Trump was at the White House at the time of the breach, but was never in any danger, according to the Secret Service.

The Secret Service apprehended the suspect near the executive residence's south entrance. The intruder had a backpack with him. The Secret Service searched the backpack, but found no hazardous items.

The suspect has been identified by his California driver's license as 26-year-old Jonathan T. Tran. 

BREAKING: White House jumper suspect identified as 26-year-old Jonathan T. Tran. He was apprehended with a California's driver's license.

— Ryan Nobles (@ryanobles) March 11, 2017

In a statement, the Secret Service said that the suspect scaled a fence by the Treasury Building to gain access to the White House grounds.

Secret Service statement on White House grounds intruder incident

— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) March 11, 2017

Security levels returned to normal by Saturday morning, according to CNN.

Trump thanked the Secret Service for their work.

Reader Comments ...

Next Up in Homepage