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Man Breaches White House Security, Leading to Inquiry

Written by: Communicator StaffSeptember 19, 2014

Sean Godfroy

White House security was breached Friday night as a man leapt the surrounding fence and ran to the door. He was caught and detained just inside the door, but officials say that he should never have made it that far. Original reports say he was unarmed, but later it was released that he had a knife. President Obama and his family were not home at the time, and were not in any danger, but this event has raised concerns about Secret Service protocol. While the president has affirmed his confidence in the Secret Service despite the incident, certain members of congress have called the security breach “inexcusable.” The agency itself is investigating the incident to determine why the White House was so easily breached and is looking for ways to prevent future incidents.

For the full story, check out this NBC News article.