The man who climbed a fence and then entered the White House undetected has been identified as 42-year-old Omar Gonzalez, an army veteran from Copperas Cove, Texas.
Gonzalez will be to federal court on Monday to face charges of entering a restricted building or grounds while carrying a deadly weapon. The weapon he had with him when he entered the White House on Friday was a knife.
Gonzalez was awarded a medal for his service in Iraq, and was retired from the army due to a disability. From 1997 to 2003 Gonzalez was in Iraq until his discharge, and then re-entered service in 2005 until he retired in 2012 due to his disability. The nature of the disability cannot be revealed due to privacy.