Secret Service apprehends White House barrier jumper

By Ben Hooper  |  Nov. 19, 2017 at 1:05 PM
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Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Secret Service said a person was apprehended after attempting to jump a security barrier along the White House lawn.

The Secret Service tweeted about 8 a.m. Sunday that an individual was "immediately taken into custody" after attempting to get over the bike rack barrier along the north side of the White House.

"An individual attempted to jump the bike rack security barrier along the @WhiteHouse North Fence Line. Immediately taken into custody," the tweet said.

The area was briefly closed to pedestrian traffic before being reopened a short time later.

The individual's identity and potential motive for the barrier-jumping attempt were not revealed by the Secret Service.

President Donald Trump was inside the White House at the time of the incident.

A Kentucky man dressed as Pokemon creature Pikachu was apprehended last month when he jumped a concrete barrier outside the White House.

A woman was arrested and charged with unlawful entry when she attempted to climb over the bike rack barrier in April and a person was arrested in March after jumping the barrier near the north entrance.

The federal government previously announced plans to install a taller fence around the White House.

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