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White House intruder 'had more than 800 rounds of ammunition'

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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Army identifies veteran as White House intruder

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.

An armed agent is seen following the evacuation. Credit: Reuters

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.

White House intruder was 'armed with knife'

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 was filmed running towards the presidential residence.

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.

White House security increased after intruder scare

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.

Journalists were evacuated after a man managed to evade security and enter the White House. Credit: Reuters

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.

Intruder managed to run through White House doors

An intruder managed to make it through doors into the White House before he was caught, officials say.

An armed agent is seen following the evacuation. Credit: Reuters

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."

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Staff and press 'evacuated' from White House after alert

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.

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