(WASHINGTON) -- The man who broke into the White House two weeks ago was able to make his way farther into the White House than previously believed.
A law enforcement official confirmed to ABC News on Monday that Omar Gonzalez, 42, made his way through the entrance hall and cross hall -- passing a stairwell to the president's quarters -- before being tackled in the East Room, the room where President Obama and so many other presidents have made some of their most important announcements.
The development calls into question the narrative originally released by the Secret Service, which suggested Gonzalez, of Texas, had been taken into custody near the front doors of the White House.
News of how far Gonzalez breached the White House was first reported on Monday by the Washington Post.
“Gonzalez failed to comply with responding Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers’ verbal commands, and was physically apprehended after entering the White House North Portico doors,” the Secret Service said in a statement on Sept. 20.
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