Californian arrested for trying to scale White House fence

Secret Service Drones
In this Jan. 26, 2015 file photo, Secret Service officers search the south grounds of the White House in Washington after an unmanned aerial drone was found on the White House grounds during the middle of the night. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A California man has been arrested after trying to scale a White House fence, according to the Secret Service.

The agency said the incident happened at 10:25 p.m. Sunday. Jerome R. Hunt, 54, of Hayward, California is scheduled to be arraigned in Superior Court in Washington on a charge of unlawful entry.

The Secret Service said “this individual was immediately arrested by USSS Uniformed Division Officers.”

The agency has been beset by a series of security lapses, including an incident last Sept. 19 in which authorities said a man with a knife jumped a fence and ran inside the executive mansion, looking for the president. It was the sixth time someone had jumped the fence in 2014 and the 16th in the past five years, according to the Secret Service.

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