An unknown person jumped the iron fence at the White House on Tuesday afternoon and was taken into custody, the Secret Service said.
Secret Service responding to an individual who jumped the bike rack along the North Fence Line of Penn Ave. Suspect in custody.— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) May 16, 2017
The incident took place at the bike rack along the North Fence Line of Pennsylvania Avenue NW.
Trespassing onto White House property, a restricted property or grounds, is a federal offense.
The White House has seen a number of people jump the fence in the past year, including when former President Barack Obama was in office.
In March, a California man carrying a backpack trespassed the White House fence and made it within steps of the building. Another incident in March involved a man who jumped a bicycle rack, but did not make it much farther past the fence.
The Secret Service, in partnership with the National Park Service, is supporting a new plan to raise the height of the security fence around the president's residence by five feet and add a concrete foundation. The plan was announced in April 2016 though the fence has not changed in that time.