(updates at bottom of post)
Original story: Just about 20 minutes ago, apparently ANOTHER fence jumper tried to get into the White House grounds. We’re still trying to get all the details, but the security teams were out with dogs and guns.
Here’s some video from Fox News:
— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 18, 2017
Washington DC: Trespasser at the White House Uniformed Secret Service Officers and a K9 on scene. BeAlert pic.twitter.com/YN5AtBVAVa
— First Responder (@911__ICE) March 18, 2017
More updates incoming.
Update: Sean Spicer tweets that the person was apprehended before breaching the grounds.
— Sean Spicer (@PressSec) March 18, 2017
UPDATE: The public was evacuated from LaFayette park and the “apprehension dogs” were turned loose as soon as the individual jumped the bike racks outside of the fence. Keep in mind, there was a guy who hopped the fence earlier this week and took a 15 minute stroll before being apprehended.
This morning we posted about Dan Bongino’s warning regarding White House security. He’s being validate pretty quickly.
UPDATE: U.S. Secret Service issues statement:
“On March 18, 2017 at approximately 1243 pm, an individual jumped over the bike rack on Pennsylvania Ave in an apparent attempt to get to the White House Fence. The individual was immediately apprehended by United States Secret Service Uniformed Division officers before reaching the White House Fence. As standard operating procedure, Secret Service personnel increased their posture of readiness. Criminal charges are pending.”