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Another Man Jumps White House Fence, But Is Stopped On The Lawn

Secret Service respond on the North Lawn of the White House after a man jumped the White House fence Wednesday night. The Secret Service apprehended the man who jumped over the White House fence. This latest incident comes about a month after a previous White House fence jumper sprinted across the lawn, past armed uniformed agents, and entered the mansion. (AP)

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.

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