According to a report by TheWashington Post, White House fence jumper Omar Gonzalez made it further into the White House than the Secret Service let on. Gonzalez reportedly not only made it through the front doors, he then knocked down a Secret Service officer, and while carrying a knife, sprinted right by stairs leading up to the family’s living quarters, and down the hall to the East Room. The East Room is a large state room used for formal events. He was then tackled just as he reached the doorway to the Green Room. Apparently an officer inside the front door was delayed in finding out that an intruder was about to break through, and therefore did not immediately lock the front door.