We’re seeing reports tonight that someone attempted to scale the fence surrounding the White House and was quickly apprehended by the Secret Service:
Another White House fence jumping attempt … http://t.co/yunzK4J413
— Lynn Sweet (@lynnsweet) July 31, 2015
NBC News photo: Person arrested by Secret Service after attempting to jump White House fence pic.twitter.com/0T0GK6N1KC
— Dan Linden (@DanLinden) July 31, 2015
The Secret Service installed pointy “anti-climb” enhancements to the fence earlier this year, but it’s not clear from the photos if the woman made it to the actual fence or if she was caught after hopping the outer barricade:
White House fence anti-climb install began today. Temporary security enhancement until long term solution implemented pic.twitter.com/1KTZ0cIl4d
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) July 1, 2015
Sharp metal spikes were installed atop the White House fence today. Look closely and you'll see the difference http://t.co/iZpIrXwEfZ
— Arlette Saenz (@ArletteSaenz) July 1, 2015
And the lockdown of the White House has been lifted:
Jumper arrested by USSS uniformed division. WH lockdown lifted.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 31, 2015
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