Man arrested outside White House after jumping bike rack

Cheryl Sanders
March 20, 2017

According to CNN, the man's claim just after 11 p.m. prompted an upgrade in White House security, the Secret Service said.

A person was arrested outside the White House Saturday after jumping over a pedestrian barrier, the Secret Service said.

We're also told Tuan-Anh had a prior incident with the Secret Service earlier in the day, so it's all the more reason he should have been on the agency's radar.

He was arrested within two minutes after making it over the bike rack, a law enforcement source said.

According to White House press secretary Sean Spicer, the individual "jumped bike rack on Pennsylvania Ave" - the official address for the White House.

After that incident, it was reported that the president was not in the White House, but had gone to Florida.

Then, just before midnight, Sean Patrick Keoughan drove a "suspicious" auto to a security checkpoint near the White House and stated "there's a bomb in the trunk" while clasping something in his hand, the Secret Service reported. Trump was inside the residence at the time.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican from Utah, said it should not be possible to scale the fence. Several streets around the White House were closed in what remained an ongoing operation.

Another tried to drive a stolen auto past security officials, telling them he had a bomb in the trunk. It sparked controversy as Tran set off alarms and was able to evade the Secret Service for more than 15 minutes.

The incident occurred eight days after a California man carrying Mace breached the perimeter of the executive complex on the night of March 10, roaming the White House grounds for almost 17 minutes before being taken into custody, according to officials.

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