The White House has installed a new barricade and says it will now make sure to lock the front door after a fence jumper armed with a knife was able to get inside the executive mansion.
"After Friday night's incident, when the door is not in use, it will be secured," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Monday, according to the Washington Examiner.
Omar J. Gonzalez, a 42-year-old decorated Iraq war veteran, faces charges of unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds while carrying a "deadly or dangerous weapon.'' If convicted, he could be sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Two months earlier, Gonzalez was arrested in rural Virginia, heavily armed and carrying a map of Washington tucked inside a Bible, with a circle drawn around the White House, according to The Associated Press.
Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said the door had been kept locked "intermittently," according to the New York Post.
"It's clear the door should have been locked when the incident began," he said, according to the tabloid.