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Fence-Jumper Got Deep Inside White House: Report

Fence-Jumper Got Deep Inside White House: Report

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(NEWSER) – The White House fence-jumper who ran to the front door with a knife this month made it further than previously admitted—inside the building and within a stone's throw of the First Family's living quarters, the Washington Post reports.

Insiders say former Army soldier Omar Gonzalez overpowered a Secret Service officer and ran inside the building, passing a stairway that leads up a half-flight to where President Obama lives with his family. Gonzalez then bolted into the East Room, which is used for presidential addresses or receptions, and was taken down by a counter-assault agent. The Secret Service had said that Gonzalez was immediately apprehended at the main entry.

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