The U.S. Secret Service has fired two officers over their handling of a March fence-jumping incident at the White House, a U.S. official told NBC News.
The two officers were members of the Secret Service's uniformed division. 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 reports.
On March 10, 26-year-old Jonathan Tuan Tran first climbed the fence at the Treasury Building and then jumped the fence of the White House, going undetected on the grounds for more than 15 minutes, according to the 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 Trump was in the White House at the time.
"The Secret Service review of the March 10 incident is ongoing. The Secret Service continues to take appropriate actions based upon findings of the mission assurance review. We do not comment on personnel actions. However, all Secret Service personnel are held to the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct," a spokeswoman for the Secret Service said in a statement.
Tran, of Milpitas, California, was charged with entering restricted grounds while carrying a dangerous weapon and faces up to 10 years in prison.
News of the firings was first reported by CNN.