Sep 20, 2014 6:27 PM

Secret Service boosts security outside White House

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) The head of the U.S. Secret Service has ordered stepped-up security outside the White House after a man who jumped the fence made it all the way inside before being apprehended.

The Secret Service says Director Julia Pierson has ordered enhanced officer patrols and surveillance along the North Fence of the White House. The measures took effect Friday evening after the incident.

Pierson has also ordered a comprehensive review of the incident. The Secret Service says it's unacceptable that the suspect made it so far before being arrested.

White House spokesman Frank Benenati says President Barack Obama has full confidence in the Secret Service. He says the White House expects the review to be performed with the professionalism and commitment Americans expect from the Secret Service.


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