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Spicer: Secret Service stops attempted White House intrusion

AP  |  Palm Beach (US) 

A Trump administration spokesman says an individual was apprehended near the White House, a week after an intruder was caught on grounds.

Press secretary Sean Spicer wrote on Twitter today that the individual "jumped bike rack on Pennsylvania Ave" but did not make it onto property.

Spicer added, "Great response by @SecretService."

President Donald Trump was not at the today. He and his family are spending the weekend at his Palm Beach, Florida, resort.

The Secret Service did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

The incident comes about a week after a man breached a 5-foot outer perimeter fence and scaled an 8-foot vehicle gate to gain entry to the White House grounds.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, March 18 2017. 23:48 IST