An individual was taken into custody Sunday after attempting to jump the barrier along the north side of the White House, the U.S. Secret Service said.
The agency tweeted about 8 a.m. that someone had attempted to jump the bike rack barrier along Pennsylvania Avenue, briefly closing the area to pedestrian traffic. The stretch reopened a short while later.
President Donald Trump was inside The White House at the time.
The Secret Service did not immediately respond to questions about the individual’s identity or motive.
The incident came a little over a month after a Kentucky man dressed as Pokémon character Pikachu jumped over a concrete barrier outside the residence and was quickly apprehended, according to the Secret Service.
In an incident similar to Sunday’s, a person was arrested in March after jumping the bike rack barrier near the White House’s north entrance. The Secret Service said that individual was “immediately apprehended” before reaching the White House fence. A woman tried to climb over the bike rack barrier in April, but was quickly apprehended and charged with unlawful entry, according to the Secret Service.
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