Secret Service agents responded after a person jumped over a pedestrian barrier outside the White House on Saturday.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer tweeted about the incident and praised the Secret Service for their response.
“Individual jumped bike rack on Pennsylvania Ave, not White House fence,” he wrote. “Great response by Secret Service.”
Law enforcement said the pedestrian, who was not armed, did not make it to the White House fence and was carrying a document he wanted to deliver to the president.
He was arrested within two minutes after jumping over the bike rack and the vehicle he was believed to be driving was being searched by authorities, according to law enforcement.
Secret Service spokesman Mason Brayman said he agency would release a statement later on Saturday and added he was not aware of any alarms being set off at the White House.
President Trump was not at the White House at the time of the attempted jump.
The attempt came a day after the Secret Service released details of a March 10 incident when a 26-year-old California man cleared the White House fence and was on the grounds for about 17 minutes.
UK health minister Javid urges people not to ‘cower from’ virus, sparks fury
Afghan forces capture Taliban fighters for Eid rocket attack in Kabul
Volunteer collapses from heat at Tokyo Olympics
Tokyo reports 1,763 cases of COVID-19 on third day of Olympic Games
Indonesia prepares more ICU units after logging record-high COVID-19 deaths
Health7 days ago
UAE reports 97 pct recovery in COVID-19 Sotrovimab clinical trial
Asia7 days ago
South Africa Olympic football team report three COVID-19 infections
Science5 days ago
Bezos riding own rocket on Blue Origin’s 1st flight with people on board
Other6 days ago
Collin Morikawa makes history with Open win after dramatic final round
Health7 days ago
Experts are bracing for a spike in STDs, but not just because it’s ‘hot vax summer’
Asia6 days ago
S.Korea military suffers worst COVID-19 outbreak aboard anti-piracy ship
South America5 days ago
Leftist rural teacher Pedro Castillo declared president-elect in Peru
Asia5 days ago
India’s COVID-19 excess deaths surpass four million: research