The Unites States Secret Service has arrested yet another White House fence jumper this morning, but unlike the previous intruder who managed to wander around the grounds for 15 minutes or so, today’s intruder was taken down by guards within a matter of minutes. Per the Washington Examiner, a law enforcement official told media that the individual jumped a bike rack on Pennsylvania Avenue and was apprehended before making it to the White House fence.
“The individual was immediately apprehended by United States Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers before reaching the White House Fence.”
“As standard operating procedure, Secret Service personnel increased.”
President Donald Trump was not in the White House at the time of the incident as he departed Friday to spend the weekend at his Florida estate.
Meanwhile, Sean Spicer applauded the quick efforts of the Secret Service over twitter.
— Sean Spicer (@PressSec) March 18, 2017
Of course, this latest apparent attempt to breach White House security came eight days after a California man climbed over the White House fence and roamed free on the grounds for over 15 minutes. The Secret Service posted the following update on that investigation just yesterday:
The Secret Service is providing the following information regarding the investigation of an individual who gained access to the White House grounds on March 10, 2017. The Secret Service immediately initiated a comprehensive investigation into this matter. Although the investigation is ongoing, at this time we have conducted in excess of 50 interviews regarding this incident and have reviewed radio transmissions and video footage to conclude the following events transpired.
At 11:21:38 pm an individual breached an outer perimeter fence near the Treasury complex, near East Executive Avenue. This fence is approximately 5 feet in height. The individual proceeded within the secure perimeter and scaled an 8 foot vehicle gate. The individual then proceeded to climb over a 3 ½ foot fence near the SE corner of the East Wing of the White House grounds. Uniformed Division Officers attempted to ascertain the location and identity of the individual. At 11:38:00 pm, the individual was taken into custody on the grounds without incident.
The Secret Service can confirm that at no time did the individual gain entry into the White House.
The men and women of the Secret Service are extremely disappointed and angry in how the events of March 10th transpired.
Immediate steps have been taken to mitigate lapses in security protocols even as the investigation continues. These steps include additional posts, technology enhancements, and response protocols.
We’re still waiting to see whether Trump will offer his resignation to appease the continuous flow of disaffected Hillary voters who are all too eager to get arrested to show how sad they still are over the election…