Intruder arrested after breaching White House grounds
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Intruder arrested after breaching White House grounds

Trump, who was at home in the presidential complex at the time, briefed on the situation

A SUV is parked outside of the South Portico on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, March 11, 2017 after a man carrying a backpack was arrested Friday night after breaching security at the White House. (AFP/Saul Loeb)
A SUV is parked outside of the South Portico on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, March 11, 2017 after a man carrying a backpack was arrested Friday night after breaching security at the White House. (AFP/Saul Loeb)

WASHINGTON — An intruder with a backpack was arrested after breaching the White House grounds while US President Donald Trump was there, US media said Saturday.

After scaling a fence, the suspect was arrested by the US Secret Service after the late Friday incident in the nation’s capital, according to the Washington Post.

The paper said authorities did not find dangerous materials inside the backpack following a screening. The grounds of the presidential complex were also deemed safe.

Trump, who is spending the weekend in Washington, was in the White House at the time and was apprised of the situation, CNN said.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leaves following meetings with US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, DC, February 15, 2017. (AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leaves following meetings with US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, DC, February 15, 2017. (AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB)
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