The Secret Service is shutting the path that follows the White House’s southern blockade — an bid to ramp up confidence after someone jumped the block last month.
The closure took outcome at 11 p.m. Wednesday, and it’s partial of a “ongoing extensive review” of safeguarding the executive mansion, according to the agency.
“This is not going to block the public’s ability to take the iconic photo of the White House,” Secret Service mouthpiece Catherine Milhoan told USA Today. “It’s still there. It’s just going to be pushed back a little further. We are always trying to change the enterprise for entrance and the confidence for both the open and those inside the grounds.”
The crackdown comes after Jonathan Tran, a 26-year-old California man, hopped over the White House fence on Mar 10.
It was after suggested that Tran spent about 15 mins roaming the expanded south lawn since an alarm failed.
Tran scaled a apportionment of the blockade that sits opposite from the Treasury Building.
Two rookie Secret Service agents tasked with guarding that area were let go last week since of the incident.
In Sep 2014, an Iraq War maestro scaled the northern blockade and burst by the front doors of the White House.