A young man carrying mace and a letter for Donald Trump in his backpack was arrested on Friday after Secret Service discovered him on White House property, right near the south entrance to the president’s living area, CNN reported.
Intruder Jonathan T. Tran, 26, claimed he had a planned meeting with the president when he was stopped by an officer shortly before midnight.
"No, I am a friend of the president. I have an appointment," Tran allegedly claimed, admitting that he had got on the property by jumping the fence.
Tran was searched by Secret Service after his arrest. On his person, officers found two cans of mace, a U.S. passport, a laptop, a book written by Trump, and a letter to the president.
In the letter, Tran claimed that he had important information for Trump about Russian hackers, alleged that he had been followed and spied on, and claimed that he had “been called schizophrenic” for these beliefs.
Tran was charged with unlawful entry. He has no previous criminal history, according to the Secret Service.
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