Another White House Fence Jumper Arrested–This One With Suspicious Package

Yet another man has climbed over the iron fence surrounding the White House in Washington D.C. and this man was carrying a suspicious package with him as he ran onto the White House lawn.

The jumper was arrested late on Sunday night.

Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary told Fox News that the fence-climber was immediately taken into custody by uniformed officers. The incident took place at around 10:25 p.m. on the south side of the White House complex. The south side faces the National Mall.

Leary told The Washington Post, which first reported the incident, that the intruder’s package was examined and found to be harmless. No identifying information about the intruder was immediately available.

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The Secret Service has come under intense scrutiny in recent months after a series of security lapses and other embarrassing incidents. This past September, a man with a knife was able to jump the White House fence and get inside the presidential residence. And on March 4, two agents drove a government-issued car near a bomb investigation at the White House after reportedly drinking earlier in the night at an employee send-off party.

The Secret Service sure has been faring poorly of late, eh?

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