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WASHINGTON (AP) — A former U.S. soldier accused of jumping a White House fence and entering the executive mansion is scheduled to appear in federal court today in Washington.
Omar Gonzalez was indicted yesterday on federal and local charges. He allegedly was armed with a knife when on Sept. 19 he entered the unlocked White House front door.
Authorities say they searched Gonzalez' car and found hundreds of rounds of ammunition, two hatchets and a machete.
His indictment came on the same day the head of the Secret Service, Julia Pierson, was grilled by members of a House committee who were critical of lapses in presidential security. They called for additional reviews into the agency's response to this month's intrusion.
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