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The New Security Measure Taken by the Secret Service in Wake of Fence-Jumping Incident


"Not all that aesthetically pleasing"

Uniformed Secret Service officers walk along the lawn on the North side of the White House in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The Secret Service took an additional security measure Tuesday to protect the White House, erecting a temporary miniature fence in front of the actual fence.

The new fence comes in the wake of last week's fence-jumping incident and was complete with signs warning individuals not to bypass the barrier.

"Police line," the signs said, "Do not cross."

“This temporary closure is in effect while the Secret Service conducts a comprehensive review of the fence jumping incident which occurred on Friday September 19th,” Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said in a statement.

On Friday, 42-year-old Omar J. Gonzalez jumped over the fence and made it inside the White House before being detained by Secret Service agents. Gonzalez, who was carrying a knife, also had hundreds of rounds of ammunition in his vehicle, according to authorities.

The incident has sparked an internal review by the Secret Service.

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