Twice As Many White House Fence-Jumping Incidents Than Previously Disclosed
The Secret Service says there were 40 fence-jumping incidents at the White House during the last five years, twice the number originally disclosed.
Ten separate instances involve someone scaling the fixed security fencing surrounding the White House complex to access a restricted area without authorization.
Another 30 involved people illegally crossing more temporary, lower types of fencing, known as “bike racks” or police tape surrounding the White House, the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, the New Executive Office Building or the U.S. Treasury Department building and surrounding space…
This year alone there were four instances of someone jumping over the White House North fence line, including Omar Gonzales, who made it into the ceremonial heart of the White House before agents wrestled him to the ground in September.
The report did not include the latest episode on Oct. 22, in which two guard dogs almost instantaneously took down a jumper. That incident occurred after the fiscal year was over.[su_csky_ad]