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Fence Jumper Who Spent 15 Minutes on White House Grounds Pleads Guilty

Man facing maximum sentence of year in prison

A man who jumped the White House fence and went undetected on White House grounds for more than 15 minutes pleaded guilty and will face a maximum sentence of one year in prison.

The judge also ordered Jonathan Tuan Tran, of Milpitas, California, stay away from D.C. and "Trump organizations."

On March 10, Tran climbed the fence at the Treasury Building and then jumped the fence of the White House, according to a government official.

Tran made it up to one of the doors of the White House, where he was finally confronted and arrested. He was carrying two cans of Mace, according to court documents.

President Donald Trump was in the White House at the time.

The U.S. Secret Service fired two members of its uniformed division over the incident. One was assigned to a guard house near the Treasury Building, while the other was assigned to the East Executive Avenue entrance, NBC News' Pete Williams reported.

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