- 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.


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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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