Secret Service arrests bike rack jumper near White House

Sunday 19 March 2017 a week ago 38   Washington   Print

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Report  Web desk : The US Secret Service bolstered security at the White House late Saturday after a man was arrested after making threats at one its checkpoints, an official said. According to the private TV channel that the man made a threat claiming he had a bomb in his car, and that he was immediately arrested and the car in which he was travelling seized. President Donald Trump was away in Florida at the time "On March 18, 2017 at approximately 11:05 pm, an individual drove a vehicle up to a Secret Service checkpoint located at 15th Street and E Street NW," a Secret Service spokesman said in the latest of a series of White House security concerns. "Upon contact with the individual, US Secret Service Uniform Division Officers detained the individual and declared his vehicle suspicious. In accordance with proper protocols, Secret Service personnel increased their posture of readiness," he added. (01)