Per­son ar­rested out­side White House

The Washington Post Sunday - - COMMUTER -

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.

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