White House intruder ‘troubled’; had Trump book, claimed friendship with the president

White House intruder ‘troubled’; had Trump book, claimed friendship with the president

[Ed. – He had two cans of mace too, but it sounds like that may not have meant anything about his intentions.]

A 26-year-old California man has been charged after being arrested late Friday for breaching the grounds of the White House.

Jonathan Tran of Milpitas, Calif., is charged with entering or remaining on restricted grounds while possessing a dangerous weapon, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia said in a news release.

The charge carries up to 10 years in prison if convicted. Tran appeared in court on Saturday and will appear again on Monday afternoon.

According to court documents, Tran was found carrying two cans of mace in addition to a letter he wrote to President Trump. He said in the letter that he had information relevant to the issue of “Russian hackers,” according to charging documents.

“I am a friend of the president. I have an appointment,” the man told the arresting Secret Service agent, according to documents.

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