White House Faces 2nd Security Breach in Two Days

Another man tries to unlawfully enter the White House, this time by car.

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Another man has been arrested for trying to unlawfully enter the White House Saturday, less than 24 hours after a man scaled the White House fence and darted toward the complex where entered the doors of the building.

According to Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan, a man arrived at one of the White House gates on foot, then failed to stop his a car at another gate where he refused to leave and was arrested for unlawful entry. The man's car did not hit the barriers at the entrance, and he then exited the vehicle, said Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary.

The Associated Press reported that fully suited bomb technicians were seen looking through a white four-door sedan with New Jersey plates. No other details about the man have yet been made available.

The incident happened at the entrance at 15th and E Streets and the surrounding streets were temporarily closed, but the White House was not locked down as was the case in Friday night's case.

Saturday's arrest comes the day after 42-year-old Omar J. Gonzalez of Copperas Cove, Texas made it onto the grounds Friday evening. Gonzalez ignored commands to stop and was ultimately caught, unarmed, just inside the North Portico doors of the White House, one of the main entrances.

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