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The US Secret Service has released new details of last week's White House fence-jumping incident, in which an intruder was discovered just steps from the main building.

Axar.az reports that, Jonathan Tran, 26, was in the grounds for more than 16 minutes before he was detained, it said. He now faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

In a statement, the Secret Service said it was "extremely disappointed and angry" about the events of 10 March. Mr Tran did not gain entry to the White House, where President Donald Trump was staying at the time.

However, Congressman Jason Chaffetz - whose House Oversight Committee oversees the Secret Service - claimed the intruder had managed to rattle a door-handle at the South Portico entrance.

According to court documents, Mr Tran told federal agents that he was a friend of the president and had an appointment.
He was carrying two cans of mace, a US passport, a computer and one of Mr Trump's books, authorities said.
The president praised the Secret Service for doing a "fantastic job" in apprehending the intruder.

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2017.03.18 / 09:00
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