Man Jumps White House Fence On Thanksgiving (VIDEO)
A man was detained after jumping the White House fence on Thanksgiving. See video below.
On Thursday, an unidentified man draped with an American flag managed to climb over the fence that borders the White House in Washington, D.C. According to CNN, whose own photojournalists witnessed the incident, he first crossed through a street barricade before further breaching the residence’s security. Once on to the North Lawn, he was almost immediately apprehended by Secret Service agents, who had their guns drawn.
At the time, President Obama and his family were inside the White House celebrating the holiday. The situation sparked a lockdown, though two hours later, that security protocol was lifted. Thankfully, the First Family was never in any actual danger.
The man was said to be cloaked in the flag and carrying an envelope. It’s not clear if he was intending to deliver a message to the President. Ironically, though, the fence he climbed over had recently been reconstructed to prevent such intrusions.
There have been several fence-jumping incidents at the White House this year, and Obama even joked about it in his White House Correspondents’ Dinner speech back in April. as Gossip Cop reported at the time. The President has not yet publicly commented on this latest issue. CNN’s newscast can be watched below.