Secret Service Arrests Fence Climber Who Tried To Enter White House With Package In Hand

In yet another case of an attempted security breach at The White House, Secret Service agents thwarted an attempt by an intruder to enter the White House late Sunday night. According to the New York Post, Secret Service agents spotted a fence climber trying to scale the wall and enter the White House premises at around 10:25 p.m., local time. The incident happened on the south side of the White House, the Washington Post reported.

He was, however, not able to make it very far and was spotted and subsequently arrested by Secret Service agents. The fence climber was allegedly carrying a package with him – the contents of which were not revealed initially. Later, however, it was announced that the package was harmless.

Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary in a statement confirmed the arrest of the individual following the attempt to breach the fence. The identity of the latest White House fence climber has not been revealed. At this stage, it is unclear what kind of charges would be framed against the individual.

The latest incident of security breach at the White House has once again raised questions regarding the security mechanisms in place at the presidential residence. Over the course of the past few months, there have been several attempts by people to breach the White House boundary wall and enter the property. Each time, those attempts were thwarted by secret service agents. On one occasion, the intruder had managed to come deep into the White House law and was only a few yards away from gaining entry before he was nabbed. That man was later identified as a disturbed army veteran. He was apparently also carrying a knife with him.

Last year alone, there were around 40 attempts by people to enter the White House by breaching the fence. If that wasn’t all, last month, the Inquisitr had reported about the case of two drunk Secret Service agents crashed their car into a security barricade outside the white House. The duo were returning after a retirement party.

Do you think, the Secret Service needs to seriously revamp its security apparatus at the White House?

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