Time to increase the height of the White House fencing around all the perimeters.
This is getting ridiculous! Our national security is at stake.
An unidentified person was apprehended Saturday jumping a barrier in front of the White House, resulting in a full lockdown of the complex.
The incident occurred at about 12:45 p.m. on the front side of the White House, along Pennsylvania Avenue. The person jumped over a stretch of bike-racks that serves as a barrier between visitors and the White House’s roughly 6-foot, black wrought-iron fence.
— Sean Spicer (@PressSec) March 18, 2017
President Trump was not inside the White House at the time, having left Friday for his resort home, Mar-a-Lago, in Florida.
The unidentified suspect was apprehended by a uniformed Secret Service officer, and charges are pending, the agency said.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was inside the complex at the time and commended the Secret Service on its effort.