By Steve Neavling
The Secret Service, which has come under fire for its lax protection of the White House, wasted no time Wednesday arresting a man who tried to jump over a barricade near the White House grounds.
Officers arrested the suspect as he tried to leap over bike tracks near a park adjacent to the Eisenhower Executive Office building.
“The individual was charged with unlawful entry and transported to the Metropolitan Police Department,” the Secret Service said in a statement.
The incident forced authorities to close Pennsylvania Avenue to traffic around 4:30 p.m. as agents with long guns spread out across the North Lawn.
Fence-jumpers have been a constant problem for the Secret Service for the past two years.
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