White House Fence Gets Spiky Under Security Enhancement


white-houseThe White House fence will start to get a spiked top on Wednesday in a short-term bid to thwart intrusions at the U.S. executive mansion, authorities said, reports Reuters.

The “removable anti-climb feature” with sharp metal points will be bolted on top of the black iron fence by the U.S. Secret Service and National Park Service, the agencies said in a statement on Tuesday.

“These temporary measures are meant to satisfy security needs while a long-term solution is designed and implemented,” it said.

The feature was designed by the Secret Service and built by the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center. Work is expected to take about six weeks. Read more here.

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