Published: Mon, March 20, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

GOP rep: Lawmakers eyeing major changes to Secret Service

GOP rep: Lawmakers eyeing major changes to Secret Service

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"The men and women of the Secret Service are extremely disappointed and angry in how the events of March 10 transpired", the statement said.

The man, who never made it to the White House fence, was carrying a document he wanted to deliver to the White House and did not have a weapon, a law enforcement source said.

President Donald Trump was not at the residence, having traveled to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, for the weekend.

The incident occurred at 11:05 a security checkpoint, the Secret Service said.

Security officials got alerted after the driver of a auto claimed to have a bomb in his vehicle as he drove up to the White House.

Keoughan told the Secret Service: "There's a bomb in the trunk" while holding something in his right hand, the police report said.

Earlier Saturday someone jumped a low metal barrier just outside a White House fence.

He said security staff were left angry and frustrated that they had struggled to locate the man after he set off multiple security sensors.

Security at the White House was immediately upgraded.

"That's why we spend billions of dollars on personnel and dogs and technologies and fences and undercover people and video surveillance", Mr Chaffetz said.

In that incident, 26-year-old Jonathan Tran was in the grounds for more than 16 minutes before he was captured.

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