US Security Service says White House intruder was detained after 16 minutes

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Republican congressman Jason Chaffetz of Utah tore into the Secret Service on Friday after an intruder trespassed at the White House.

Chaffetz also said that the committee had received information indicating that the Secret Service "ignored" alarms that Tran tripped and that he may have attempted to get into the White House itself.

Secret Service officers grabbed the man after he tried to hop over a bike rack on Pennsylvania Avenue around 12:45 p.m., according to the agency.

The arrest Saturday comes on the heels of an incident March 11 in which an intruder carrying a backpack with mace and a letter for the President jumped the White House fence and was able to stay on the grounds for more than 15 minutes.

Cameramen were told by the Secret Service to clear the front lawn. "And believe me the terrorists are already thinking about that", Bongino said.

Tran also had been carrying a book on Trump, a US passport and a laptop containing a letter addressed to the president about Russian hackers, saying Tran had found "information of relevance", according to a criminal complaint filed March 11.

"That just shows the president is not safe in the White House", Bongino told Fox News Friday.

"... Should a group of terrorists decide to storm the White House, the Secret Service would not be able to protect Trump, Bongino said".

The Secret Service released their own statement about what happened and reported, "the men and women of the Secret Service are extremely disappointed and angry" about what happened. "Great response by Secret Service".

Secret Service officers responded to the alarm, but Tran had already snuck beyond one Secret Service post and moved closer to the White House when an officer came to investigate.

The official said the device was stolen from a vehicle in the driveway of the agent's home in Brooklyn on Thursday morning.

When asked why he jumped the White House fence he said simply he was "trying to get attention". The agent sometimes has duty at Trump Tower.

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