Woman arrested trying to scale White House fence for second time

Woman arrested trying to scale White House fence for second time
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A woman was arrested early Sunday morning after trying to scale a White House fence for a second time this week, local ABC affiliate WJLA reported.

The incident occurred at about 2:15 a.m. on the southeast corner of the Treasury building.

The woman, Marci Anderson Wahl, was arrested and charged with unlawful entry and contempt of court.

She was also arrested last Tuesday, after attempting to jump the south fence of the White House grounds.


Secret Service said at the time that the woman became "entangled in the security features affixed at the top."

Wahl said after the initial arrest that she wanted to "speak with President Donald TrumpDonald TrumpChinese apps could face subpoenas, bans under Biden executive order: report Kim says North Korea needs to be 'prepared' for 'confrontation' with US Ex-Colorado GOP chair accused of stealing more than 0K from pro-Trump PAC MORE," according to police.

She was arrested for unlawful entry and was issued a "stay away" order.

On Friday, Wahl was again arrested and was charged with contempt of court in violation of the stay away order.

Reports emerged last week that a man accused of breaching the White House perimeter earlier in March was on the grounds for at least 15 minutes before he was captured.

Jonathan Tran, 26, was arrested March 11 and charged with entering or remaining on restricted grounds while possessing a dangerous weapon, charges that carry up to 10 years in prison upon conviction. The Milpitas, Calif., native was apprehended carrying two cans of Mace in addition to a letter to Trump, according to court documents.

Officials have since begun investigating multiple security failures that let the man roam the area freely.