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Better late than never?

Report: White House intruder was finally stopped by an off-duty Secret Service agent

In the latest piece of information to come out of the major security breach in the case of the White House intruder, it turns out that it was sheer luck that finally stopped him:

The agent who finally tackled Omar Gonzalez had been serving on the security detail for President Obama's daughters and had just seen the family depart via helicopter minutes earlier. He happened to be walking through the house when chaos broke out and the intruder dashed through the main foyer, according to two people familiar with the incident. [The Washington Post]

The Secret Service initially claimed that Gonzalez had been stopped just inside the entrance to the White House. However, it has since been revealed that he successfully ran through several rooms.