>> The man who jumped the White House fence this weekend facing up to ten years in prison. Charged with entering restricted grounds while carrying a dangerous weapon. 26-year-old Jonathan Tran of California made it all the way to the South Portico entrance, near where Presidents often give speeches. Before getting nabbed by the Secret Service.
Caught wearing a backpack with two cans of mace, a US passport, a computer, and one of the President's books inside. The San Jose State graduate also had a letter written to Trump that mentioned Russian hackers. And claimed to have relevant information. Authorities say Tran told Secret Service agents he was a friend of the President and had an appointment to see him.
President Trump was inside the White House at the time. He had this to say Saturday.>> The Secret Service did a fantastic job. He was a troubled person.>> Tran is being held without bond and is scheduled to appear back in federal court Monday. He had no prior arrest record.
The latest incident is one of a handful of recent security breaches at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. A 2014 intrusion by an army veteran carrying a knife led to the resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson. In 2015 sharp spikes were added to the top of the black iron fence making it more difficult to scale.
Construction of a taller, stronger fence with added features to detect and deter climbers is scheduled to begin next year.