Man Detained For Claiming He Had A Car Bomb At The White House

This is the third security breach in recent memory.

By Eric Shorey

Amongst the almost infinite problems riddling the White House these days are ongoing security concerns. CNN reports that on Friday, a man who claimed he had a bomb in his car was detained by the secret service. Sources have not confirmed whether or not the man actually did or did not possess any kinds of explosives. 

The incident occurred at a security checkpoint at 11:05pm on Saturday. Four hours later, the street was re-opened but the checkpoint itself remained blocked off. President Trump was not on the premises at the time, he (of course) was at Mar-a-Lago for the weekend.

This is the third notable security breach at the President's home in recent memory. Earlier that day, a man had jumped a bike rack in an attempt to deliver the President a letter. And a week before that, a man had wandered restricted areas of the White House for over 15 minutes before getting caught. The level of threats each intruder has posed remained undisclosed.

The situations have raised red flags amongst security experts. "That's why we spend billions of dollars on personnel and dogs and technologies and fences and undercover people and video surveillance," said House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz. "And yet [one] person is able to get up close to the White House and spend 17 minutes before he's apprehended. That's unbelievable."

[Photo: Getty Images]

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