Raw: Man Bypasses Secret Service, Sprints into White House

Forty-two-year-old Omar Gonzalez entered the White House because he ‘was concerned that the atmosphere was collapsing’

SECRET SERVICE BOOSTS SECURITY OUTSIDE WHITE HOUSE (Associated Press)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man with a knife who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended, officials said Saturday.

President Barack Obama insisted he still has confidence in the beleaguered agency's ability to protect him and his family.

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson ordered enhanced officer patrols and surveillance along the North Fence of the compound just after the incident on Friday evening, which triggered a rare evacuation of the White House as well as renewed scrutiny of the Secret Service. The agency said Pierson had also ordered a comprehensive review of what happened.

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