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Ex-Marine charged with jumping the White House barrier PTSD, family says

The authorities say that an individual climbed over a security barrier on Monday on the south side of the White House between the Ellipse and E Street.

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A Californian man who had disappeared for several weeks, was arrested Monday after jumping a security barrier at the White House.

An individual climbed over a security barrier on the south side of the @WhiteHouse Complex between the Ellipse and E Street. The individual had a backpack and was immediately taken into custody on E Street by the Secret Service, Uniformed Division Officers.

— The U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) 18 June 2018

Alexander Miner, 29, of Danville, a former Marine, allegedly told a federal agent he was under divine orders to slap or punch President Donald Trump and “make him cry like a b—-,” the Mercury News reported.

Miner accused Trump of harassing him via e-mail and also called Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama “child molesters,” court records indicate.

He was arrested after throwing a backpack and trying to scale a barrier, authorities said.

Miner’s family in Walnut Creek, California. — about 25 miles east of San Francisco, said he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. According to the public registers, Miner’s landlord reported him missing in late May.

Lincoln Miner, Alexander’s father, filed a missing persons report three weeks ago, out of fear for his son, a paranoid schizophrenic who had gone “off the deep end”, the San Francisco Chronicle.

“He has some serious conspiracy issues, paranoia issues, maybe it is gone of PTSD into something else. I want professional help for him to find out what is going on and I think he does.”

– Lincoln Miner, the father of the suspect

“He has some serious conspiracy issues, paranoia issues, maybe it is gone of PTSD into something else,” Lincoln Miner said. “I want professional help for him to find out what is going on and I think he does.”

An investigation led authorities to a woman in Virginia who claimed Miner stalking began her 11 years ago. She told the police that he had claimed to be an old friend, but that she did not recognize him. As a Miner, reportedly left her home in Virginia, she called the police.

The next day, she said, Miner left her 200 Facebook messages in which he allegedly threatened to rape her “over the coals of hell” and “rip her from limb to limb,” court records said.

Miner was indicted for attempted break and enter, and it is still on limited grounds without authority, the Mercury News reported. The federal authorities said the Miner will undergo a psychological evaluation.

Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.

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