(JustPatriots.com)- Last Friday morning Secret Service apprehended a man who jumped the security perimeter near the White House. The unidentified man was observed within the outer barricade with one officer in pursuit. A second agent hopped over a section of railing and ran after the man.
The suspect then left the restricted area by jumping over an area of fencing before he was tackled by law enforcement and detained.
NBC News White House correspondent Monica Alba captured video of his arrest and posted it on Twitter.
Man just jumped outer perimeter fence at White House and was subsequently chased by Secret Service agents before being tackled and detained. Randomly happened just as I was walking in to work. pic.twitter.com/e96lmbx5nn
— Monica Alba (@albamonica) July 30, 2021
According to a Secret Service spokesperson, the suspect jumped a temporary perimeter (namely, a bike rack). Initially, the suspect was interviewed and released. But then a short time later, he against attempted to cross the perimeter again and was taken into custody.
However, at no time did the suspect make it far enough to gain entry to any Secret Service secure areas.
Per Secret Service policy, the man’s identity is being kept from the public.
It is not uncommon for individuals to attempt to breach the secure area surrounding the White House. While most are chased down and apprehended without trouble, not every incident goes smoothly.
Last August a 51-year-old man was shot by Secret Service when he charged toward a Secret Service agent outside of the White House while claiming to have a weapon.
At the time of the incident, President Trump was talking to White House reporters in the briefing room when Secret Service entered and escorted him out. The White House press corps was ordered to remain locked down within the briefing room.
— ABC News (@ABC) August 10, 2020
The suspect, Myron Berryman of Maryland, had approached the a uniformed Secret Service officer claiming to have a weapon. Then he rushed the officer, and in a drawing motion, withdrew something from his clothing and crouched into a shooter’s stance.
The officer shot Berryman in the abdomen and he was taken into custody to the hospital. No weapon was found at the scene. And it was later reported that the object he was reaching for was a black comb.
After the all clear, President Trump returned to the briefing room to inform the press what happened and to offer his thanks to the Secret Service.
President Trump: "There was a shooting outside of the White House, seems to very well under control. I'd like to thank the Secret Service..there was an actual shooting…the person was shot by Secret Service." pic.twitter.com/cnNa0aMYDt
— CSPAN (@cspan) August 10, 2020
Berryman was charged with assaulting a law enforcement officer and ordered to stay away from the Secret Service and the White House.