Investigators into a man’s break-in into the White House last Friday claimed that he was carrying a large amount of ammunition in his car.
Former soldier Omar González was arrested after he managed to break through the security fences installed at the government house located in central Washington.
The authorities reported that two axes, a machete and 800 rounds of ammunition were found in a vehicle parked near the residence of the US president.
“When he was arrested, González was armed only with a knife,” prosecutor David Mudd told local media.
Mudd clarified to the media that no type of firearm was found.
At the time of the assault, neither the president of the United States, Barack Obama nor any member of his family were in the official residence.
González will remain in custody and will have a preliminary hearing on October 1st.
The lawyer affirmed that González is a former US Army soldier who was in Iraq several times.