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2 people arrested and charged for throwing paper and tape at White House

Published time: May 09, 2014 10:46
Edited time: May 09, 2014 12:23
The White House in Washington, DC (AFP Photo/Mandel Ngan)

The White House in Washington, DC (AFP Photo/Mandel Ngan)

Two people have been charged after allegedly throwing objects over the fence in front of the White House, the Secret Service has said. This is the second security threat to hit US President Barack Obama’s residence in a week.

Security staff say that one man was believed to have thrown a cassette tape over the fence on the north side. Police who were questioning the man said he complained of a medical condition and was temporarily sent to a hospital, before being transferred to a local police station.

The second incident saw a man throw papers over the fence on the south side of the building. Both men were charged with throwing missiles at the residence.

On Tuesday, the White House suffered another security breach and was briefly put into lockdown, after a car managed to get into a restricted area of Pennsylvania Avenue. The street was closed down in the early evening after a Honda sedan trailed a motorcade that was taking Obama’s daughters to the White House.

The car was stopped outside the northwest gate of the White House and the driver, Matthew Evan Goldstein, had a pass to get into the Treasury Department, which is next to the presidential residence. He was arrested for entering a restricted area.

In November 2009, a couple, Tareq and Michaele Salahi, managed to attend Obama’s first state dinner as president, getting past numerous security checks, despite not being on the guest list.

Comments (23)

 

Pappa Bear 10.05.2014 12:39

Parvis Hanson 09.05.2014 13:54

nothing is free anymore and for sure not if your skin colour is NOT white.... look into US prisons and you will understand what i mean

  


All one needs to do in the US is look in the mirror to see the illusion of freedom. None of us are free, unless we choose to make it so again.

 

RedTickAlert 09.05.2014 16:20

Skiddly D 09.05.2014 15:55

Are you sure?
We'll probably see John Kerry give a press conference about it soon. Saying Russian Insurgents attacked the white house with missiles.
Tomorr ow the New York Times will issue a retraction.

  


Yep, probably

 

Skiddly D 09.05.2014 15:55

Gloves 09.05.2014 15:47



I don't think the author meant missile as in the rocket powered explosive device. Missile is also defined as any object thrown or hurled. Either a case of deliberate manipulation of the English language or just the usual shoddy translations by RT.

  


Are you sure?
We'll probably see John Kerry give a press conference about it soon. Saying Russian Insurgents attacked the white house with missiles.
Tomorr ow the New York Times will issue a retraction.

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