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Man arrested for trying to jump over the fence of the White House, and attacked police, says the intelligence service



The secret service arrested a man who allegedly attacked a police officer and tried to jump over the fence in front of the White House late Friday.

The incident occurred shortly after 9 pm. On the northwest side of the Treasury Building on Pennsylvania Avenue, according to US intelligence. The person was quickly arrested.

"The subject was immediately picked up and taken into custody by intelligence personnel," a secret service spokesman said in a statement.

The man is charged to intelligence according to the attack on a police officer and illegal entry.

The Secret Service said that the White House security had no effect.

  PHOTO: The fence around the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, Friday, May 24, 2019.
AP Photo / Susan Walsh
The fence surrounding the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC May 2019.

The last person arrested for violating the White House perimeter was in November 2017. This person was identified as Victor Merswin. The 24-year-old was also arrested immediately.

Just last week, the White House announced that it would raise the fence to keep people from jumping onto the property.

The altitude more than doubled in a $ 64 million construction project – from 6 feet to 13 feet.

There were three incidents in which people tried to jump over the fence the White House in 2017, most since 2014.

While not a person entering White House property, a man died on May 29, just outside the President's residence on Ellipse, near 15th Street and Constitution Avenue set fire to. Arnav Gupta, 33, died of his injuries the following day.


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