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Secret Service catches person in 'apparent attempt' to get to the White House Fence

US Secret Service officers stand in the cordoned off area on Pennsylvania Avenue after a security incident near the fence of the White House in Washington, Saturday, March 18, 2017. President Trump was not at the White House at the time of the incident. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP/WJLA) - A Trump administration spokesman says an individual was apprehended near the White House, a week after an intruder was caught on White House grounds.

Press secretary Sean Spicer wrote on Twitter on Saturday that the individual "jumped bike rack on Pennsylvania Ave" but did not make it onto White House property.

Spicer added, "Great response by @SecretService."

President Donald Trump was not at the White House on Saturday. He and his family are spending the weekend at his Palm Beach, Florida, resort.

The Secret Service released the following statement on the suspect:

“On March 18, 2017 at approximately 1243 pm, an individual jumped over the bike rack on Pennsylvania Ave in an apparent attempt to get to the White House Fence. The individual was immediately apprehended by United States Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers before reaching the White House Fence. As standard operating procedure, Secret Service personnel increased their posture of readiness. Criminal charges are pending.”

The incident comes about a week after a man breached a 5-foot outer perimeter fence and scaled an 8-foot vehicle gate to gain entry to the White House grounds.

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