White House arrest: Intruder detained after entering Donald Trump's residence

Henrietta Strickland
March 11, 2017

An intruder wearing a rucksack entered the White House grounds on Friday night, managing to traverse the area until he was arrested shortly before midnight.

Trump, who is spending the weekend in Washington, was in the White House at the time and was apprised of the situation, CNN said.

Secret Service pointed out that the president was never in danger during the incident. He made progress within the perimeter before being captured near the south portico entrance at the back of the White House.

The backpack was found to be free of any hazardous materials, according to the Secret Service statement. The 42-year from Texas was detained by Secret Service just moments after he passed through the door, according to CNN.

An intruder carrying a backpack has been arrested after breaking into the White House.

Following the incident the White House's security condition was raised to "orange". He pleaded guilty for his 2015 trespassing in federal court earlier this year - he was sentenced to three years probation.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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