Omar J. Gonzalez, the man who managed to jump the north fence of the White House on Friday, and made it inside the North Portico entrance of the presidential mansion, was a lot more dangerous than previously thought.
The White House was evacuated during the breach, and press and visitors were hurried out a side door. Fortunately, the First Family had left for a weekend getaway at Camp David shortly before Gonzalez gained entry. The intruder was tackled by agents just inside the entryway to the White House.
While Gonzalez was found to only be carrying a knife, a search of his vehicle revealed that he had more than 800 rounds of ammunition in his car. Gonzalez was arrested in July with a sniper rifle, a Bible, and a map marking the White House and a Masonic temple. according to a federal prosecutor.
Among other possible charges, Gonzalez faces up to 10 years in prison for unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds while carrying a “deadly or dangerous weapon.”