Toddler Squeezes Through White House Fence Prompting Security Breach

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USA News April 19, 2023
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Toddler Squeezes Through White House Fence Prompting Security Breach

Toddler Squeezes Through White House Fence Prompting Security Breach

A toddler squeezed through the White House fence on Tuesday morning, prompting a brief security breach. The child, who has not been identified, was able to crawl through a gap in the fence that is about 5.5 inches wide.

Secret Service officers responded to the scene and quickly reunited the child with their parents. The child was not injured and no arrests were made.

The incident is the latest in a series of security breaches at the White House. In 2014, a 4-year-old boy was able to climb over the fence and make it onto the White House lawn. In 2015, a man was able to scale the fence and run into the White House before being tackled by Secret Service officers.

The White House fence is 13 feet tall and has been in place since 2018. The fence was installed in response to a number of security breaches in recent years.

The Secret Service is investigating the latest breach and is working to determine how the child was able to get through the fence.

In a statement, the Secret Service said that the child's parents were cooperative and that the incident was "a reminder of the importance of security at the White House."

The Secret Service is responsible for protecting the President of the United States and their family. The agency has a long history of protecting the White House and its grounds.

The latest security breach at the White House is a reminder of the challenges that the Secret Service faces in protecting the President and their family. The agency is constantly working to improve security measures and to prevent future breaches.

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