Third party crasher at White House State Dinner confirmed

A third individual was allowed inside the White House state dinner without an invitation, the Secret Service has discovered.

The individual, whose name has not been released, arrived at the White House with the official Indian delegation, which was being looked after by the State Department.

"This individual went through all required security measures along with the rest of the official delegation at the hotel, and boarded a bus/van with the delegation guests en route to the White House," the Secret Service said in a release.

There is no evidence that the individual made contact with President Barack Obama, the statement claimed.

A couple from Virginia, Tareq and Michaele Salahi, made national headlines last month when it was discovered they entered the state dinner and shook hands with President Obama.

The Secret Service is in the midst of an investigation into the security lapse.