Man Tries to Scale White House Barrier

Suspect arrested, charged with unlawful entry
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2015 1:07 AM CST
Man Tries to Scale White House Barrier
A member of the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division looks out over Pennsylvania Avenue as he stands in front of a temporary barrier in front of the White House in Washington.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Another would-be White House intruder? A man was arrested by the Secret Service after trying to scale a barrier outside the White House yesterday. The suspect was handed over to DC police after his arrest and charged with unlawful entry, the AP reports. According to the Washington Post, the man didn't make it over the waist-high temporary barrier, which is set back from the main White House fence and is made up of interlocking metal sections that resemble bike racks. It was put in place after a fence jumper made it inside the White House last year. Last week, a drone operated by a drunk intelligence agency employee crashed on the White House grounds. (More White House stories.)

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