U.S. Secret Service arrested a woman suspected of breaching security near the White House Friday.
According to court filings, officers found the California woman running up the steps of the U.S. Treasury Building, which is part of the White House complex.
Samira Jabr drove cross-country from California to reach Washington, D.C., hours before the security breach, according to a court filing from prosecutors. Jabr said police were conspiring with casinos to harm her and she believed the president could help her, according to the charging document.
Jabr told Secret Service officers she had a “piece” in her car but said she was permitted to carry it, according to court filings. The officers searched her car but did not find a firearm, according to court filings.
According to the charging document, Jabr acknowledged stopping at the Colusa Casino Resort in California and a casino in Winnemucca, Nevada, en route to D.C. last week.
Court records said officers found a stolen purse in Jabr’s car. Inside the purse, officers found a driver’s license belonging to a Wisconsin woman who had reported the purse stolen at a Nevada casino April 17.
The U.S. Treasury Building is surrounded by perimeter security fencing. According to the charging document, “There were posted signs, on both temporary and permanent fences in the area where Jabr entered the Treasury grounds, that stated, 'Restricted Area, Do Not Enter.'"