- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The White House went on temporary security lockdown late Tuesday afternoon after another apparent fence-jumper tried to scale a security barrier.

A journalist who was attempting to leave the White House grounds said that Secret Service officers reported a “jumper” outside the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. The report said a stretcher was requested and that “the individual is in a moat” — possibly a reference to a dry trench inside the fence perimeter.

After a series of fence jumpers in recent years, some lawmakers briefly raised the idea of an actual water-filled moat to prevent people from reaching the main White House residence.

Other journalists at the White House Tuesday afternoon described the lockdown scene as calm, although people were prevented from leaving the building temporarily.


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