Two Secret Service officers were fired for their role in a March incident where a man jumped over the White House fence, according to a CNN report.
Both officers from the Uniformed Division had been with the Secret Service for less than one year and were assigned to guard the Treasury Building and the entrance to East Executive Avenue.
“The men and women of the Secret Service are extremely disappointed and angry in how the events of March 10 transpired,” a Secret Service statement read last month.
The 26-year-old intruder, Jonathan Tran, defeated a series of deterrents before Secret Service agents caught him last month. He jumped a fence near the Treasury Building, climbed a five-foot fence, and an eight-foot gate — plus another three-and-a-half foot fence.
Tran ended up making it nearly to the main door of the executive mansion, even managing to rattle the door knob, before he was captured.
Although several alarm sensors were triggered during the intrusion, officials estimated Tran had been on White House grounds undetected for 15 minutes.
Trump, who was in the vicinity, was alerted of the incident and security personnel raised the Secret Service’s threat condition. Trump praised the protection agency for its efforts the next day.
“The service did a fantastic job,” Trump said. “It was a troubled person. It was very sad.”
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