A man who the Secret Service says scaled a White House fence and dashed into the executive mansion before being caught inside carrying a folding knife is expected to take a plea deal.

An attorney for Omar Gonzalez said in court Tuesday that lawyers are close to resolving the case with a plea. The lawyer, David Bos, said he expects his client will accept a plea at a March 13 hearing. He did not say what the plea deal would entail.

The Sept. 19 incident in which Gonzalez reached the East Room of the White House contributed to the resignation of Secret Service head Julia Pierson.

Gonzalez is an Army veteran from Copperas Cove, Texas.