Secret Service Busts Latest White House Fence-Jumper

Intruder hopped fence on southern perimeter, charges pending
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 20, 2015 12:30 AM CDT
Secret Service Busts Latest White House Fence-Jumper
A Secret Service officer stands at his post outside the White House fence in Washington, Oct. 23, 2014.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Yet again, someone has climbed the White House fence, the Washington Post reports. The Secret Service says it arrested the intruder right away on the south side of the grounds at around 10:25 last night. A package the person was carrying was not dangerous, the Secret Service adds. Now "the individual is in custody and charges are pending," a spokesman says in a statement, per USA Today. The arrest comes after reports that spikes would be added to the White House fence. (Read more White House stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.