By Chris Yalom  |  03-27-2017   News
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Thirty-eight-year-old Marci Anderson Wahl of Everett, Washington, was arrested after an alarm was activated at the southeast corner of the Treasury Building adjacent to 15th Street, N.W. about 2:15 a.m. Sunday.

 

Officials say Wahl scaled a fence at the Treasury Building, next to the White House. At the time of her arrest, she was in possession of a backpack, sleeping bag and other items.   These items were later swept and cleared by an Explosive Ordinance Disposal team.  No hazardous materials or weapon were found.

 

Wahl was charged with Unlawful Entry and Contempt of Court.

 

This was Wahl’s second time to jump the fence. 

 

She was previously arrested last Tuesday, March 21 for attempting to jump the south fence of the White house grounds.    The Secret Service says Wahl got tangled up by her shoelaces after trying to jump the White House fence last week.  She was arrested for Unlawful Entry and was transported to the Metropolitan Police Department for processing.

 

According to the police, Wahl wanted to speak with President Donald Trump.

 

She appeared in the Superior Court for the District of Columbia on March 22 and was issued a “Stay Away” order.  She was released on her own recognizance.

 

She was rearrested again last Friday after officers saw her near Lafayette Park. She was released again after a Saturday court appearance.

 

Another similar incident happened earlier this month.  A man was accused of breaching the White House perimeter earlier in March was on the grounds for at least 15 minutes before he was captured.

 

Jonathan Tran, 26, a native from Milpitas, California was arrested last March 11 and was charged with entering or remaining on restricted grounds was apprehended carrying two cans of Mace in addition to a letter to Trump.

 

Officials began investigating multiple security failures that let the man roam the area freely.

 

Source:

http://thehill.com/homenews/news/325855-woman-arrested-after-trying-to-scale-white-house-fence-for-second-time

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