Person Jumps Bike Rack Near White House

  • Person Jumps Bike Rack Near White House

Person Jumps Bike Rack Near White House

As for that white house intruder, he was charged and is now being monitored by federal authorities while wearing a Global Positioning System tracking device.

He said nothing of concern was found during a full search of White House grounds.

While the Secret Service did not reveal the name of the intruder, they did confirm the person did not enter the White House itself. Either this was a very unlucky petty theft in which the perp just happened to stop near the home of a Secret Service agent and robbed her vehicle completely randomly or she was targeted deliberately.

The person, whom sources said is a male, did not make it over the White House fence, sources said.

Cameramen were told by the Secret Service to clear the front lawn. That's worthy of the Top 10 list on the power rankings, I think, but we'll see what FiveThirtyEight eventually has to say. In a letter to Mr Callahan on Friday, Mr Chaffetz referred to allegations that Tran moved undetected around the grounds "for a considerable amount of time".

A law enforcement source said the security process on Saturday worked the way it was supposed to, with the man who jumped the bike rack being apprehended quickly.

It was the first known security breach at the White House since Trump took office almost two months ago.

Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said the intruder rattled a door handle and looked through a window before being apprehended, the Associated Press reported.

President Trump has congratulated the Secret Service for doing a "fantastic job" in catching the intruder.

The episode comes two-and-a-half years after a series of security breaches drove then-Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to resign and thrust the agency into the political spotlight. The laptop reportedly contains floorplans of Trump Tower.

"The men and women of the Secret Service are extremely disappointed and angry in how the events of March 10 transpired", the statement said.