White House intruder gets 17-month jail term

This undated booking photo obtained September 30, 2014, courtesy of the New River Valley Regional Jail in Dublin, Virginia shows Omar GonzalezA US war veteran who climbed over the White House fence and made it into the presidential mansion armed with a knife was sentenced Tuesday to 17 months in prison and three years’ probation. Omar Gonzalez, who has had psychiatric problems since fighting in Iraq, got credit for time already spent in jail so he will only have to serve eight more months. “Good luck,” Judge Rosemary Collyer said as she sentenced Gonzalez and expressed hope he will get his life together.

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