Secret service confirmed they were investigating the item and cleared the area
Secret service confirmed they were investigating the item and cleared the area, while roads near 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue were shut down.
It comes after a series of attempts to breach the building’s security following the election of Donald Trump.
Jonathan Tran, 26, from Milpitas, California, scaled the White House fence and was on the grounds for 16 minutes before he was detained.
He told federal agents he was a friend of the President and had an appointment, according to court documents.
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Weeks later Marci Anderson Wahl tried to sneak into President Donald Trump’s official residence last Tuesday.
However she became “entangled in the security features affixed at the top” of the south fence, according to a statement from the US Secret Service.
Wahl was subsequently arrested for unlawful entry and was issued with a “stay away” order.
Journalists were barricaded inside the press briefing room
But on Sunday morning at around 7.15am GMT (2.15 am local time), Wahl decided to scale a different fence in a bid to get inside.
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According to police, Wahl attempted to climb the south eastern corner of the White House’s Treasury building.
More to follow…