Updated September 21
An apparently mentally disturbed man Friday evening jumped the fence of the White House, scurried across the North Lawn, raced up the steps the North Portico, and barged through the unlocked door of the executive mansion.
President Obama and his family and just left for Camp David.
The man, one Omar J. Gonzales, apparently is mentally disturbed and did not represent a danger, though of course Secret Service officers didn’t know that while he was making his sprint.
Not sure why they didn’t release the dog, who usually “tackles” such matters.
UPDATE: It turns out the intruder, an Iraq war veteran, possessed a small knife.
Here’s some grainy video.