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Protective barrier outside White House breached, drawing Secret Service response

Written by Lisa

An individual jumped a protective barrier outside the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue on Saturday, sparking a response from the Secret Service, according to the White House press secretary.

“Individual jumped bike rack on Pennsylvania Ave, not @WhiteHouse fence. Great response by @SecretService,” Sean Spicer tweeted Saturday afternoon.

According to a Fox News report, Secret Service cleared Lafayette Park, which is near the White House, during the incident. Police dogs and a Secret Service officer with a weapon were visible on the north lawn during the incident, according to the report.

Last week, an intruder breached the perimeter fence of the White House and roamed the grounds for 16 minutes before being apprehended, it was reported Friday.

The alleged intruder, Jonathan Tran, of California, faces a 10-year maximum sentence for intruding on White House grounds without permission if convicted.

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