Off-Duty Secret Service Tackled Intruder


white-house4The Secret Service agent who tackled an intruder inside the East Room of the White House was not even supposed to be there that night.

The Washington Post revealed today that the agent who tackled Omar J. Gonzalez was off-duty, but happened to see the intruder. Nor was the first family entirely safe: The agent who tackled Gonzalez had seen the family depart via helicopter minutes earlier.

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson also revealed that agents recognized Gonzalez on the same day he jumped the fence.

During questioning by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Pierson said that officers observed Gonzalez for “some time” on Sept. 19, but they did not intervene before he made his way into the White House.

A grand jury today indicted Gonzalez on three charges, including a federal offense of unlawfully entering a restricted building with a deadly weapon. Read more at The Washington Post.

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. And lets say this thug had bombs strapped to his body?
    The Democrats are so biased & stupid that they will continue to cover for any blunders that happen under this administration, even it means putting their beloved G-d, Barak Obama in danger.