by Dolapo Adelana
The U.S. Secret Service says it has arrested a person for climbing a fence and getting onto the south grounds of the White House, Associated Press reports.
According to the Service, the breach happened at about 11:38 p.m. on Friday. President Donald Trump was at the White House.
The agency says the individual, whom it did not identify was arrested without further incident. It found no hazardous materials during a search of a backpack the individual carried.
The Secret Service also said further search of the south and north grounds of the White House complex found “nothing of concern to security operations.”
Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly was said to have been briefed on the incident.
The service did not provide any update on the individual’s status. The usual practice is to hand intruders over to the local police department.