Another Man Jumps White House Fence, But Is Stopped On The Lawn
A month after a man armed with a knife leapt the White House fence and got deep into the first floor of the building, another man made a run across the north lawn Wednesday night.
His unannounced visit ended much sooner. NPR's Tamara Keith reports via secret service spokesman Ed Donovan that security dogs — which weren't deployed Sept. 19 when Omar Gonzalez trespassed — brought him down while he was still on the lawn. The apprehended man is being transported to a hospital for evaluation, Donovan said in a release.
The earlier intrusion resulted in the Oct. 1 resignation of Secret Service director Julia Pierson, who herself had only been on the job since 2013, when she replaced the retiring director following a scandal involving agents and prostitutes in Colombia.