White House Plans to Add Spikes to Fence

CBS says 'anti-climb' measure expected to be approved
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 17, 2015 12:02 PM CDT
In this 2014 file photo, a member of the Secret Service on K-9 patrol walks along the perimeter fence outside the White House in Washington.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

(Newser) – The White House is expected to look a smidge less welcoming in the near future—CBS News reports that the Secret Service plans to put spikes atop its fence. The "pencil point" protrusions would theoretically deter fence-climbers—like so and so—and the idea is expected to be approved by the the National Capital Planning Commission next month. The spiked fence would be temporary until longer-term improvements—still unspecified—are in place. (Of course, the spikes wouldn't keep the determined from squeezing through the fence.)

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