White House Security Breached While Trump Was There

Security Service says someone hopped the fence
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 11, 2017 11:19 AM CST
Secret Service agents stand guard on the roof of the White House earlier this year.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(Newser) – The US Secret Service says a person is under arrest after climbing a fence and getting onto the south grounds of the White House. The AP reports the breach happened at about 11:38pm Friday. President Trump was at the White House at the time.

The agency says the individual—whom it did not identify—was arrested without further incident. No hazardous materials were found during a search of a backpack the individual carried. The Secret Service also says a search of the south and north grounds of the White House complex found "nothing of concern to security operations." The agency didn't provide an update on the individual's status. Standard practice is to hand intruders over to the local police department. (Read more White House security stories.)

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