Yet an­other in­tru­sion at White House


The White House, the most guarded place in the United States, is find­ing it­self in a spot, be­ing the most im­por­tant place where in­di­vid­u­als with no per­mis­sion are try­ing to get in or break in. Re­cently, the White House ap­pre­hended an in­di­vid­ual af­ter he jumped a low metal bar­rier just out­side the White House fence.

The White House Press Sec­re­tary Sean Spicer wrote on Twit­ter that the in­di­vid­ual “jumped bike rack on Penn­syl­va­nia Ave but did not make it onto White House prop­erty.” Spicer added, “Great re­sponse by @Se­cretSer­vice.”

Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump was not at the White House then as he and his fam­ily were spend­ing the week­end at his re­sort in Palm Beach, Florida.

The in­ci­dent comes about a week af­ter a man breached a 5-foot outer perime­ter fence and scaled an 8-foot ve­hi­cle gate to gain en­try to the White House grounds. Video sur­veil­lance footage shows Jonathan Tuan Tran, 26, of Mil­pi­tas, Cal­i­for­nia, climb­ing the fence near the Trea­sury De­part­ment ad­ja­cent to the White House se­cu­rity fence and mak­ing his way to a south en­trance, the crim­i­nal com­plaint said. Tran, who the Se­cret Ser­vice said, was car­ry­ing two cans of mace, is charged with en­ter­ing re­stricted grounds while car­ry­ing a dan­ger­ous weapon and faces up to 10 years in prison.

Trump was in­side the ex­ec­u­tive man­sion at the time. He praised the Se­cret Ser­vice for do­ing a “fan­tas­tic job” ap­pre­hend­ing a “trou­bled per­son.”

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