Thursday, October 02, 2014

More focus on female Secret Service agent who was overpowered by the White House intruder.

Via Instapundit:

//COMPETENCE: Elaborate video shows entire security breach at White House, source says.

A man who jumped the White House fence allegedly knocked over a female officer at the mansion’s double doors before he dashed into the ornate East Room.

An inquiry continues into how Omar Gonzalez, 42, made it into the White House. Investigators are looking through an elaborate closed-circuit video system showing the entire incident, a Secret Service source told CNN.

Authorities said the Iraq war veteran had a knife in his pocket when he ran into the White House, where he was later subdued after a wild chase.

The officer he met at the doorway got up, chased him and tackled him just outside the East Room, a source said.

However, the fact that it was a female officer had nothing to do with the breach, according to the source.

“Gender was not a factor, she got one door secured but was pushed over while trying to get the second door shut,” the source said.

I’m sure it wouldn’t have been different if she had been a large, strong man.//


Anonymous said...

It's not clear to me why someone brandishing a knife while strong-arming their way into the White House wouldn't be shot on sight. If I imagined myself doing such a loony thing, I would expect that result. Federal law enforcement has responded with deadly force recently in a number of similar circumstances in D.C.

Are women less inclined to use deadly force?

Peter Bradley said...

O'Reilly had a retired SS agent who said that he would not have shot the intruder.

I wonder if it matters when the person is intercepted. If he's running across the grounds, and a sniper spots him, then maybe the shot is taken. If he's inside the house and he's going nowhere, then he's restrained.

Don't know.

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