Driver detained after White House 'bomb scare'

Driver detained after White House 'bomb scare'

President Donald Trump wasn't at the White House because he and his family are spending the weekend at his resort in Palm Beach, Florida. Secret Service arrested the man for unlawful entry and searched his auto, which was located on the corner of 15th and I Streets NW.

According to the agency's own statement issued Friday, "the men and women of the Secret Service are extremely disappointed and angry in how the events of March 10th transpired".

Standard practice in dealing with White House intruders is for security to hand them over to the local police department, as happened in this case.

As per sources, there was no confirmation of any device in the vehicle, but security at the White House was immediately upgraded.

A man who drove to a security checkpoint near the White House in a vehicle that was deemed suspicious has been detained by the U.S. Secret Service. He appeared in a California court this week, and said "I did it for attention". "But to be able to touch the White House, come on".

"I think that there probably should be a little more security", said White House tourist Ramses Mesis. During his time in office, spikes were added to the top of the fence around the White House, and the fence itself was strengthened.

"That's why we spend billions of dollars on personnel and dogs and technologies and fences and undercover people and video surveillance", the Utah Republican said.

The man who jumped the White House fence last week was able to prowl around the property for almost 20 minutes, got right up to the White House, hid behind a pillar and even jiggled a doorknob trying to get in.



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