POTOMAC FALLS, Va. >> President Donald Trump stated Saturday that the U.S. Secret Service did a “phenomenal job” apprehending a “troubled individual” who obtained onto the White Home grounds after climbing a fence on the east aspect of the property whereas Trump was inside the chief mansion.
It was the primary recognized safety breach on the White Home since Trump took workplace almost two months in the past.
The Secret Service stated in a press release that the person, whom it didn’t determine, was arrested on the south grounds with out additional incident after climbing an outer perimeter fence close to the Treasury Division and East Government Avenue at about eleven:38 p.m. Friday.
No hazardous supplies have been discovered throughout a search of a backpack the person carried over the fence, the company stated.
“Secret Service did a implausible job final night time,” Trump stated Saturday from his golf membership in Northern Virginia. Trump described the intruder as a “troubled individual” and “very unhappy.” He was briefed on the matter Friday night time.
Homeland Safety Secretary John Kelly additionally was briefed on the incident, the Secret Service stated. Kelly was amongst a number of Cupboard secretaries and senior White Home employees members who attended a working lunch with the president on the Trump Nationwide Golf Membership.
The Secret Service additionally stated a search of the north and south White Home grounds discovered “nothing of concern to safety operations.”
The company didn’t present an replace Saturday on the person’s standing. Normal apply is to show intruders over to the native police division.