The U.S. Secret Service is facing yet another probe from investigators: This time, on a claim that agents were called to help settle a local dispute with an agency employee's neighbor in rural Maryland instead of patrolling the Capitol. (Oct. 22) AP
For the second time in a month, a man has jumped the White House fence, but this time the intruder was immediately subdued Wednesday evening -- by Secret Service dogs.
K-9 units took the man down on the North Lawn, an Al Jazeera America cameraman reported. Video showed the suspect kicking and punching the dogs, and then being surrounded immediately by officers.
The White House was immediately put on lockdown.
It's the 7th time this year that someone has scaled the wrought-iron fence.
On Sept. 19, Omar Gonzalez, a 42-year-old Army vet who is unemployed and homeless, bolted across the lawn and into the White House before before being apprehended. He had g a 3½-inch folding, serrated knife in his pants and more than 800 rounds of ammunition, two hatchets and a machete in his car.
The unprecedented security breach led to congressional hearings and the resignation of Julia Pierson as Secret Service director.