Person arrested outside White House
A person was arrested outside the White House on Saturday after jumping over a pedestrian barrier, the Secret Service said.
The incident took place about 12:43 p.m. near the north entrance of the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue NW.
The individual, who was not identified, was “immediately apprehended” before being able to reach the White House fence, said Mason Brayman, a Secret Service spokesman. Criminal charges are pending, he added.
President Trump was not at the White House. He and his family are at his Florida estate.
In a tweet, White House press secretary Sean Spicer praised the Secret Service. “Individual jumped bike rack on Pennsylvania Ave, not @WhiteHouse fence. Great response by @SecretService” Spicer tweeted. The “rack” Spicer mentioned is a barrier lower than the spiked fence that marks the north side of the complex.