The woman, who
was not identified by the Secret Service, was carrying a
backpack and sleeping bag but no weapons when she was taken into
custody on the grounds of the Treasury Building, Secret Service
spokesman Shawn Holtzclaw said.
Following her arrest, agents determined that the woman had been
arrested on March 21 for trying to jump the south fence of the
White House, which is adjacent to the Treasury Building, and
released the next day after a court appearance.
On Friday, Holtzclaw said, the woman was again taken into
custody after she was spotted in the area, violating a "stay
away" order issued by the judge in the first case. She appeared
in court again the following day and was again released on her
Earlier this month Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House of
Representatives oversight committee, asked Secret Service Acting
Director William Callahan provide a briefing in response to
reports that a 26-year-old man had climbed the White House fence
and spent 16 minutes on the grounds before he was detained.
(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Michael Perry)
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