Moped-riding Texas man with knife who entered White Home grounds arrested

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Members of the Secret Service wearing face masks stand outside the White House in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, October 8, 2020. (Getty Images)


A Texas man is dealing with federal fees for allegedly breaching the White Home grounds on Sunday — by zipping by means of an exit gate on a moped whereas carrying a knife and bag of weed in his pocket.

The Secret Service says Eric Paul Mangold was noticed on a moped round 6:30 p.m. dashing by means of the exit gate at Alexander Hamilton and 15th Road NW simply as somebody was leaving, in keeping with court docket papers unsealed Monday.

Mangold then allegedly zoomed south alongside East Government Avenue, which runs adjoining to the White Home, earlier than stopping at one other automobile gate at East Government and E Road NW.

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That’s the place Secret Service officers surrounded Mangold with their weapons drawn and detained him.

Mangold allegedly instructed the officers that he had a knife on him, which turned up in his jacket pocket throughout a search, together with a white plastic bag.

Members of the Secret Service wearing face masks stand outside the White House in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, October 8, 2020. (Getty Images)

Members of the Secret Service sporting face masks stand outdoors the White Home in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, October eight, 2020. (Getty Pictures)

“When requested what the bag was the defendant said, ‘It was weed,’” the court docket papers say.

Mangold, who additionally had a Texas driver’s license on him, admitted he didn’t have an appointment on the White Home, the submitting says.

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He’s charged with getting into or remaining in a restricted constructing or grounds and illegal entry.

Lawyer info for Mangold was not instantly out there.



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