In a statement, the Secret Service confirmed that at 11:05 p.m. EST Saturday, an individual drove his auto to a checkpoint near the White House where the Secret Service detained the man and "declared his vehicle suspicious". It was not confirmed if there auto actually had any explosive or other unsafe device inside it, security at the official residence of the president has been beefed up.
US President Donald Trump is not safe inside the White House and even the Secret Service would not be able to protect him during a terror attack, a former Secret Service agent who had guarded previous presidents has warned.
A week ago, a man breached the White House grounds, claiming to be a friend of Trump, and was on the grounds for more than 15 minutes. White House press secretary Sean Spicer described the barrier as a "bike rack" and praised the Secret Service for their response.
While Tran set off several alarms last Friday night, he avoided other sensors, highlighting "vulnerabilities in the system", an anonymous Secret Service source told CNN.
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Just hours earlier, the Secret Service announced that another man had been caught jumping over a bike rack in an apparent attempt to reach the fence outside the White House.
The incident occurred at 11:05 p.m.at a security checkpoint, the Secret Service said.
The Secret Service hasn't said what caused the auto to be considered suspicious. He called the intruder a "troubled person". The Post noted the outer perimeter entrance, which is a quarter mile away from the White House itself, does not offer immediate entrance to the White House grounds.