Video: Man Arrested After Jumping Over Fence Outside White House
22:44 GMT 30.07.2021 (Updated: 23:03 GMT 30.07.2021)
© Photo : Public DomainLafayette Park
© Photo : Public Domain
The short race ended next to the Rochambeau statue in Lafayette Park, where the jumper was wrestled to the ground by law enforcement.
A tweeted video shows a young man in a pink t-shirt running between rows of metallic barriers. He successfully avoided two two agents and jumped over the barrier, continuing the race inside the park.
The troublemaker was eventually surrounded by three agents some seconds later and knocked down.
The agency has noted in a statement that it wasn’t the first time that the offender had crossed the barrier. Initially he “was immediately stopped by Secret Service Uniformed Division personnel and was interviewed and released.”
“A short time later, the individual again crossed the temporary perimeter on the south side of Lafayette Park and was arrested by Secret Service Uniformed Division personnel," the US Secret Service said in a statement. "The individual never gained entry to any Secret Service secure area. No protective movements were impacted."
The name of the man was not revealed by the Secret Service, “as a matter of practice.”