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US Secret Service investigates after man jumps White House fence, reaches doors

Sep 21, 2014    

WASHINGTON (Reuters) A man jumped over the White House fence and made it to the front doors of the executive mansion before being apprehended on Friday, sparking an evacuation within the complex shortly after President Barack Obama departed for the weekend.Omar J. Gonzales, a 42yearold white male from Texas, made it onto the grounds at 720 EDT (2320 GMT), a U.S. Secret Service spokesman said. Gonzales ignored commands to stop and was ultimately caught, unarmed, just inside the North Portico doors of the White House, one of the building's main entrances.The intruder's ability to get so far on ...

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