It seemed almost unfathomable at the time: A fence-jumper managed to make it inside the White House in 2014.
An investigation of the incident by Homeland Security’s inspector general found that the Secret Service was hindered by technical problems with radios and notification systems, CBS News reports.
Omar Gonzalez eluded eight Secret Service members after a communications breakdown when he scaled the iron fence on the north side of the White House.
Within four minutes, Gonzalez sprinted across the White House grounds to a door that was open and unlocked.
When he was apprehended, he was found with a knife.
“No other fence jumper has ever made it so far through the Secret Service’s defenses,” the report said.