The Secret Service arrested a man Saturday trying to enter the White House – less than 24 hours after a fence-jumper actually made it into the building.
A man identified as Kevin Carr, of New Jersey, walked up to a gate on foot, according to Fox News, then approached another gate in a car. The man refused to leave the screening area when asked and was arrested and charged with unlawful entry.
Nearby streets were closed while the car was screened for bombs, but the White House was not put on lockdown as it had been the day before.
During Friday’s incident, Omar Gonzales, of Texas, jumped the security fence, sprinted across the lawn and entered the White House. According to court documents, Gonzales was carrying a concealed black folding knife, Fox News reported.
The Secret Service is conducting an internal investigation, but U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, indicated that Congress could also investigate, calling the security lapses “totally unacceptable,” according to the Washington Examiner.
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Another man was apprehended on 9/11 after jumping the security fence. See:‘GUNS DRAWN’: Pikachu puts White House in lockdown on 9/11