The man who scaled the fence and ran into the White House last week had more than 800 rounds of ammunition in his car and had previously been arrested in July with a sniper rifle and a map marking the executive mansion, a federal prosecutor said on Monday.
Omar Gonzalez, 42, was also stopped, but not arrested in August walking by the White House with a hatchet, the US Attorney's office said in Washington. Gonzalez is accused of scaling the fence on Friday night and entering the White House, sparking a partial evacuation of the presidential building.
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The man accused of scaling a fence and getting inside the White House is a veteran who was awarded a medal for his service in Iraq and retired due to disability, the Army has said.
Authorities have identified the intruder as Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, from Texas.
He served from 1997 to 2003, when he was discharged, and then again from 2005 to December 2012, when he retired.
Gonzalez is expected to appear in federal court on Monday to face charges of unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds while carrying a deadly or dangerous weapon.
An intruder who made it into the White House after breaching security was allegedly armed with a knife, a court document has revealed.
Oscar Gonzalez, 42, climbed over the fence and made it through an entrance to the White House on Friday night - just minutes after President Obama and his daughters had left the presidential residence.
Gonzalez was charged with unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds while carrying a "deadly or dangerous weapon," the US Attorney's Office said.
The Secret Service previously said Gonzalez was unarmed.
Security at the White House will be increased after a man managed to jump over a fence and enter the doors of the building, the Secret Service said.
The director of the Secret Service Julia Pierson has ordered the "immediate enhancement of officer patrols and surveillance capabilities along the Pennsylvania Avenue fence line".
An internal investigation into security procedures is also under way following the breach, the service added.
The White House was partially evacuated on Friday night after Omar J Gonzalez evaded security and entered the doors of the executive mansion.
The Secret Service said agents displayed "tremendous restraint and discipline" in dealing with Gonzalez.
An intruder managed to make it through doors into the White House before he was caught, officials say.
Omar J Gonzalez, 42, jumped over a fence and ran towards the residence before entering the North Portico doors, sparking a partial evacuation of staff and reporters.
The incident occurred just minutes after President Obama and his daughters had left in a helicopter.
After Gonzalez was detained and a search of the area complete, workers were allowed to re-enter the White House.
A Secret Service spokesperson told NBC News it "will review the response to ensure that proper protocol is followed."
A video appears to show a man running towards the White House after jumping over a fence.
Instagram user Brandon Pawlinski said: "This dude just jumped the fence right in front of me!! He made it pretty far didn't see them catch him."
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A Secret Service agent armed with an automatic rifle was seen helping people evacuate the White House following a security alert.
An intruder was seen running across the grounds of the complex moments after President Obama departed.
An intruder was seen running on the grounds of the White House just moments after President Obama left for Camp David, witnesses claimed.
White House staff and journalists are being evacuated from the building after an intruder reportedly entered the grounds of the residence.
Armed Secret Service officials are said to have ordered journalists out of the West Wing after the alert.
NBC News' Chris Jansing tweeted from the scene.
Someone jumped WH fence apparently All of the press is being escorted out of the press briefing room thru west wing http://t.co/0c1BAtLteq