The Secret Service says it will begin installing sharp metal spikes on the White House fence to improve security and prevent would-be intruders from climbing over the fence.
A man was arrested outside the White House Thursday afternoon for attempting to launch a drone, according to an Associate Press source.
A senior Secret Service agent accused of being drunk when he and another high-ranking agent drove through a secure area at the White House without authorization has announced his retirement, the agency said Wednesday.
Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy says he is “disappointed and disturbed” by the behavior of two high-ranking agency officials accused of driving into a secure area at the White House without authorization in March.
The 1/2-inch long steel “pencil point” spikes will be snapped into place at the top of the fence and protrude outward along the north and south sides of the White House grounds.
A California man has been arrested after trying to scale a White House fence, according to the Secret Service.
A uniformed officer in the Secret Service’s Foreign Missions Branch was put on leave and his security clearance suspended Friday after he was arrested in Washington, the agency said.
The chairman of the House Oversight Committee said Tuesday he is issuing subpoenas to two Secret Service agents who witnessed an episode in which two high-ranking agency officials are accused of driving into a secure area at the White House without authorization.
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are showing for the first time surveillance video of a March 4 incident at the White House involving Secret Service agents.
The recently installed director of the scandal-plagued Secret Service is going on the offensive on Capitol Hill, pushing back hard against news reports that two senior agents crashed a government vehicle into a security barrier at the White House after a night of drinking earlier this month.