Two agents were fired from the Secret Service after a highly preventable breach in security at the White House that occurred on March 10th, where a young man, Jonathan Tran, found his way onto the property armed with two cans of mace and roamed around for 15 minutes. He made his way onto the property a little too easily with two agents on duty, jumping the fence that should have been made impenetrable.
Although he was arrested and the situation was immediately de-escalated, it should never have occurred. His goal seemed to have been to try and deliver a letter he wrote to President Donald Trump that was found on his person. Although only two people have been fired for this incident, up to a total of six people might be facing termination.
The Secret Service fired two agents for the March 10 intrusion at the White House when a man jumped over the fence and roamed the grounds for 15 minutes, law enforcement officials said.
Both agents were on duty on the night Jonathan Tran, 26, jumped over the fence, police said. One was assigned to a guard house near the Treasury building; another was assigned to East Executive Avenue, NBC News reported Friday. Tran walked across a lawn inside the fence and arrived at the White House south portico entrance before he was arrested by a Secret Service officer described in court documents as a member of the White House Uniformed Division. The intruder carried two cans of mace and a letter to President Donald Trump at the time of his arrest, law enforcement said. Trump was in the building at the time.
Tran was arrested and later released with GPS monitoring. He was ordered to stay near his parents’ home in California while his case is pending. The Secret Service did not comment on the information but said an investigation into the incident “is ongoing.” Reports last month indicated at least six Secret service personnel could expect to be fired over the incident, The Hill reported.