Criminal complaint against Omar Gonzalez

Omar J. Gonza­lez, the in­truder who scaled the White House fence Fri­day and made his way in­to the build­ing, was car­ry­ing a knife with him, ac­cord­ing to an af­fi­davit in sup­port of a crim­in­al com­plaint against the 42-year-old Army vet­er­an out of Cop­per­as Cove, Texas.

Ac­cord­ing to the af­fi­davit, Gonza­lez told a Secret Ser­vice agent that “the at­mo­sphere was col­lapsing and (he) needed to get the in­form­a­tion to the Pres­id­ent of the United States so that he could get the word out to the people.”

View the full af­fi­davit be­low.

Sources: U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia