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One person arrested after attempt to climb over White House fence

Published 20/04/2015 | 11:08

This is the 16th attempt to jump the fence in the past five years
This is the 16th attempt to jump the fence in the past five years

A person has been arrested after attempting to climb over a fence at the White House.

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The Secret Service said the incident happened at 10.25pm on Sunday. The person was taken into custody and charges are pending. It did not identify the person arrested.

The agency has been beset by a series of security lapses, including an incident on September 19 last year in which authorities said a man with a knife jumped a fence and ran inside the executive mansion, looking for the president.

It was the sixth time someone had jumped the fence in 2014 and the 16th in the past five years, according to the Secret Service.

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