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