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Suspect in White House breach declared unfit for trial, for now
Suspect in White House breach declared unfit for trial, for now

The man accused of running into the White House last month after scaling a fence and evading Secret Service agents has been found “presently not competent” to stand trial, according to a preliminary evaluation. But U.S. District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer said Tuesday she had ordered a more in-depth competency examination within 30 days for Omar Gonzalez, 42. “It is in the interest of justice that we ascertain Mr. Gonzalez’s competency before any prosecution moves forward,” she said. Gonzalez, an Iraq war veteran, was arrested Sept. 19 after running through an unlocked White House door and telling security agents he wanted to warn the president that...

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