Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fence-Jumper Made It Far Deeper Into The White House Than Previously Known

Image: Mashable Composite, WhiteHouse.gov

White House Fence-Jumper Made It Far Deeper Into Building Than Previously Known -- Washington Post

The man who jumped the White House fence this month and sprinted through the front door made it much farther into the building than previously known, overpowering one Secret Service officer and running through much of the main floor, according to three people familiar with the incident.

An alarm box near the front entrance of the White House designed to alert guards to an intruder had been muted at what officers believed was a request of the usher’s office, said a Secret Service official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

The officer posted inside the front door appeared to be delayed in learning that the intruder, Omar Gonzalez, was about to burst through. Officers are trained that, upon learning of an intruder on the grounds — often through the alarm boxes posted around the property — they must immediately lock the front door.

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More News On Last Week's Security Breach At The White House

Armed Intruder at White House Got to East Room -- NYT
Fence-jumper Ran Through Main Floor of White House -- VOA
Knife-carrying intruder made it farther into White House than reported -- The Hill
Omar Gonzalez, White House Fence-Jumper, Made It Farther Inside -- NBC
White House Security Breach Worse Than Feared -- SKY News
White House Intruder Made It Much Farther Than Previously Thought -- Mashable
White House fence jumper may have gotten deep in building. Consequences? -- Peter Grier, CSM
Fence jumper got deep inside White House: What's up with Secret Service? -- Doug Mataconis, CSM
A Shattered Sense Of Security In The Secret Service -- Washington Post
The Secret Service opens door to ridicule -- Al Kamen and Colby Itkowitz, Washington Post
Is Barack Obama's life safe in the Secret Service's hands? -- The Telegraph

1 comment:

Unknown said...

And what will the the Secret Service do when the next one is a suicide bomber?

Lose agents?

What if the next one is not a suicide bomber but has some sort of plague and is meant to infect agents?

Yes, we can cure the agents. but in the meantime ...

What happens when an aircraft carrier battle group has no CAP.

You can scramble. You have surface to air missiles.

what happens if the Secret Service is attrited by a few attacks. it takes a while to rebuild experience and personnel.

A terror group might not go after the president directly. it might be a 1 2 punch. you can;t assume just because the president is somewhere else that the risk is low. The initial target might be the Secret Service.