Accused White House fence jumper faces more charges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An Iraq war veteran accused of running inside the White House armed with a knife faces more charges under a federal grand jury indictment returned on Thursday. Omar Gonzalez, 42, is alleged to have climbed over the White House fence on Sept. 29, burst through the front door and made it to the executive mansion’s East Room before he was stopped. Gonzalez, formerly of Copperas Cove, Texas, was initially charged with unlawful entry while carrying a weapon, a federal offense. …

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