A person was arrested after climbing over a fence at the White House on Sunday night, the Secret Service said. Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said the fence jumper scaled the fence on the south side of the complex, which faces the Washington Monument, at about 10:25 p.m. Sunday. No names or gender have been released,
He said the person was carrying a package which was examined and determined to be harmless, the Washington Post reported.
“The individual is in custody and charges are pending,” Leary said in a statement.*
Full statement from U.S. Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary:
On 4/19/2015 at approximately 10:25 p.m., an individual climbed over the White House fence on the south side of the White House Complex. This individual was immediately arrested by USSS Uniformed Division Officers. The individual is in custody and charges are pending.
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I always thought there was a sniper on the roof of the white house whos job was to pick off fence climbers. Guess not apparently.
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