Secret Service Stops Person Attempting to Enter White House Grounds

19 March, 2017, 01:18 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
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The incident occurs just eight days after a 26-year-old California man was able to breach the White House fence, being apprehended by Secret Service agents more than 15 minutes after the breach occurred.

According to a tweet from Fox News, the Secret Service worked to neutralize another person who hopped the White House fence on Saturday afternoon. He was at his Florida estate, where he had arrived Friday night to spend the weekend.

Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said Friday he was told by the Homeland Security Secretary the intruder was able to "look through" a White House window and "rattle the door handle" before being apprehended. Trump was inside the residence at the time.

Despite spending a lengthy time on the White House grounds, the Secret Serviced confirmed that "at no time did the individual gain entry into the White House".

"The moment someone jumps over the fence, they have to be taken down".

Tran faces up to 10 years in prison for the intrusion, the latest in a series of high-profile failures within the Secret Service.

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President Trump wasn't at the White House.

The network also reported that Tran was spotted "looming around" Washington's Pennsylvania Avenue, where the White House is located, almost six hours before his arrest.

"I don't know what in the world they're doing, but it's a total and complete embarrassment".

An unoccupied vehicle with Maryland plates was broken into and a bag with a laptop and other items belonging to a Secret Service agent was stolen, sources told CBS2... The Obamas were not at home at the time. There was no mention of any harmful substances or weapons in the Secret Services' statement, but the insider alleged that Jonathan had two cans of mace with him when he was arrested.

The events renewed scrutiny of the presidential security agency battered and castigated after a 2014 incident in which intruder Omar Gonzalez made his way deep into the executive mansion before being tackled by an off-duty agent in the East Room.

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