Pres. Trump on White House Intruder: 'It Was a Troubled Person'
President Donald Trump said the Secret Service did a fantastic job dealing with a "troubled person" who jumped the White House fence Friday night.
He addressed the incident to a group of reporters Saturday, saying he appreciated the Secret Service's efforts.
The intruder has been identified as 26-year-old Jonathan Tran, according to a representative with the U.S. Attorney's Office.
FoxNews.com has more on the incident:
A person climbed a White House fence Friday night and gained access to the complex's south grounds before being arrested, the Secret Service said Saturday, shortly after noon.
The incident occurred at about 11:38 p.m. Friday while President Trump was at the White House, officials told Fox News.
The Secret Service also said the unidentified person scaled an outer-perimeter fence on the White House complex's southeast side, near the Treasury Building, and was arrested without further incident by an officer in the agency's Uniformed Division.
The intruder was carrying a backpack and purportedly got close to the White House's south portico residence entrance, near the Washington Monument.
No hazardous material was found inside the backpack, and a subsequent search of the complex grounds resulted in "nothing of concern to security operations," the Secret Service said.
Watch the video above to hear Trump's comments.