- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - The District of Columbia’s delegate to Congress is meeting with the head of the Secret Service to talk about lessons learned from the latest White House fence jumper.

Democratic Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton says she’s seeking an explanation from Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy about why the metal spikes added to the fence this spring didn’t stop a man from going over. She’ll meet with him Wednesday afternoon.

The man who scaled the fence last Thursday faces a misdemeanor charge and has been released from custody. Joseph Caputo’s lawyer has said he went over the fence as a form of political protest.

Norton says the Secret Service needs to find a way to secure the White House perimeter without moving the public farther away from the fence.

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