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Intruder ran farther into White House than previously disclosed
Intruder ran farther into White House than previously disclosed

The intruder who broke into the White House this month made it beyond the front door and past an armed guard, then ran about 100 feet inside, much farther than previously disclosed, a federal law enforcement official said Monday. Authorities say Omar Gonzalez, 42, scaled the black wrought-iron fence on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House on Sept. 19 and sprinted across the lawn, then entered through the unlocked front door. Gonzalez pushed past the guard — who should have been alerted by an alarm, but it never sounded — ran by the carpeted stairway leading to the Obama family living quarters, then into the stately East Room and to the doorway of the neighboring...

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