Fence-jumper identified as Omar J. Gonzalez, a homeless veteran with PTSD
Here’s the latest on Omar J. Gonzalez, the man who breached security at the White House yesterday:
White House intruder was an Army vet with PTSD, family says http://t.co/EkM6Yd1pEy
— Kim Murphy, LA Times (@kimmurphy) September 21, 2014
The intruder who scaled a White House fence and made it through the front doors was an Army veteran diagnosed with combat trauma, but authorities said Saturday the case was still under investigation.
A family member in California said Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, of Copperas Cove, Texas, near Ft. Hood, has been homeless and living alone in the wild and in campgrounds with his two pet dogs for the last two years.
“We talked to him on 9/11 and he said he planned to go to a Veterans Administration hospital to seek treatments,” said the family member, who asked that he not be identified pending completion of the Secret Service investigation.
And this. Eek:
White House intruder simply worried the atmosphere is collapsing and needed to get word to Obama http://t.co/5HyPXeMgNM
— SunnyRight (@sunnyright) September 21, 2014
White House intruder said he feared "the atmosphere was collapsing" and needed to inform Obama ASAP http://t.co/JYHtvUQAuP
— PzFeed Top News (@PzFeed) September 21, 2014