The woman who was 35 years old from La Vergne, Tennessee, was known to the Secret Service. She was convicted last year of trying to climb fence at the White House.Now she was found with a gun in her hand,which was pointed in the opposite direction of officers during the incident. No shots were fired. D.C. Superior Court recordsabout the woman show three arrests for Ford last year on charges of either unlawful entry or violating a court order to stay away from the White House. She also received psychiatric counseling, the records show. Ford received a 90-day suspended jail sentence in one case, and another charge was dismissed.
“The female was again charged today with numerous criminal violations and transported to the Metropolitan Police Department. The White House complex has returned to normal operations,” a statement said Friday. She was charged with carrying a pistol without a license, possession of an unregistered firearm or destructive device, assault on a police officer, destroying government property and other charges.Secret Service officers with long guns patrolled the perimeter and cleared Lafayette Park, after incident. President Donald Trump was hosting Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the time. They were not in danger.