White House undergoes holiday lockdown after man jumps fence

27 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Man Wearing American Flag Jumps White House Fence.

Officials were trying to determine how the man made it past new “pencil point” spikes added to the White House perimeter this year to deter intruders.

He was quickly stopped by Secret Service agents after breaching a barricade and jumping over the fence on the North Lawn that was recently refitted with seven-inch (18cm) spikes to make it harder to vault over. Criminal charges are pending at this time.” Secret Service officers had their guns drawn and were accompanied by K-9 units, according to two CNN photojournalists who saw the incident, which triggered a lockdown at the presidential mansion. The United States, and major US cities in particular, are on heightened alert after the Paris terror attacks, but Obama stressed on Wednesday that there was no specific threat to the US.

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