Bomb scare at White House


Bomb scare at White House

The incident occurred at 11:05 a security checkpoint, the Secret Service said. After snagging an attempted fence-jumper early in the day, officers apprehended the driver of a "suspicious" vehicle late Saturday night.

Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino's statement came a week after the arrest of a man who jumped the White House fence and roamed around the highly-secured property for more than 15 minutes.

Streets around the White House were sealed off as police checked the vehicle for explosives.

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. Authorities haven't identified the suspect or given a possible motive, and they didn't specify whether alcohol or drugs were a factor. Later, a bomb squad technician in full gear carefully sifted through materials taken from the auto.

At the time of the incident, President Donald Trump was away in his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

No word on whether any protocols will change with all these fence jumpers, but just good to see that this one got caught quickly.

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The person did not make it over the White House fence, sources said.

The chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Friday ordered the Secret Service to preserve documents in the March 10 episode and deliver a full briefing on Monday.

The agency said criminal charges were pending.

Although the public does not yet have information about the possible motivations of the man in the vehicle - or whether he meant to try to access the White House at all - we do have a little more clarity about the incident that occurred there earlier in the day.

Trump was at his residence at the time.

Republican Congressman Chaffetz dubbed the incident "a total and complete embarrassment".



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