Man who drove suspicious car near White House is detained

Man who drove suspicious car near White House is detained

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. Secret Service.

The suspect allegedly late Saturday night pulled up to a vehicle-entry post near the White House in a 2017 Chevrolet Impala with an in registration, according to the police report.

The Secret Service did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Saturday's incident.

Here are six other incidents when security was penetrated at the White House.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer tweeted that the individual jumped a bike rack on Pennsylvania Ave., not the White House fence. "In accordance with proper protocols, Secret Service personnel increased their posture of readiness". Trump was inside the residence at the time.




Uniformed officers took the intruder - who CNN reported was identified in court records as Jonathan Tran, 26 - "into custody on the grounds without incident". Chaffetz called the incident a "complete and utter total failure". Criminal charges are pending, it said.

According to the Washington Post, that man, who is from northern California, was carrying a backpack and two cans of mace. He also said he could communicate telepathically with the President.

When he got out of the auto, he told an officer, "There's a bomb in the trunk", the police report said.

And just last week, a laptop was stolen from an agent in NY and remains missing, the agency said Friday, amid reports that the device contained floor plans of Trump Tower.

"The Secret Service can confirm that at no time did the individual gain entry into the White House", the statement said. Trump was at the White House at the time and the man claimed to have an appointment to meet with the president.

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