Secret Service stepping up security after multiple scares

White House fence jumper was on grounds 17 minutes before detection

White House fence jumper was on grounds 17 minutes before detection

US Secret Service officers stand in the cordoned off Lafayette Park after a security incident near the fence of the White House in Washington on Saturday.

In a statement, the Secret Service confirmed that at 11:05 p.m. EST Saturday, an individual drove his auto to a checkpoint near the White House where the Secret Service detained the man and "declared his vehicle suspicious". There have been two other white house security breaches in eight days.

CNN reported that two Secret Service agents tackled the individual.

The episode was the second scare to hit the White House on Saturday, after a person earlier jumped over a bike rack in a buffer zone in front of the residence.

In another related development, the Secret Service acknowledged on Friday that a laptop with sensitive information was stolen from its agent in NY.

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Trump was in the White House during that time, not his Mar-A-Lago estate in Florida, where he has spend a majority of his weekends as President. White House press secretary Sean Spicer praised the agency's response on Twitter.

The incident occurred at 11.05 p.m., according to the Secret Service.

"In accordance with proper protocols, Secret Service personnel increased their posture of readiness", the statement read.

'It was a troubled person, ' he said about the intruder, whom authorities later identified as Tran. The Secret Service says it's investigating.

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