Man with backpack breaches White House security while Trump inside, CNN reports


In April 2016, an intruder threw a backpack over the outer fence and then scaled it before getting arrested.

"Secret Service did a fantastic job last night", Trump said Saturday from his golf club in Northern Virginia. "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.

Tran's younger brother Brian, 19, called him "troubled" after he was let go by an electrical engineering company.

The intruder, identified as Jonathan Tran, 26, of California, told security he had an appointment with the President.

According to the Secret Service, the suspect had no arrest record or history with the agency charged with protecting the president, his family and other elected officials. Mr Trump, who was spending the weekend in the nation's capital, was in the White House at the time of the intrusion.

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He was living in his vehicle, the sibling added, before calling Tran a "very good brother".

Officers searched the north and south grounds of the White House complex and found nothing. When asked how he had gotten in, he said he'd jumped the fence.

Authorities did not find risky materials inside the backpack following a screening.

An intruder carrying a backpack has been arrested after scaling a fence and entering the White House grounds. He was apprised of the situation, White House spokesman Sean Spicer told journalists Saturday.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly was fully briefed on the incident, the statement said.