White House to top fence with spikes

White House to top fence with spikes

[Ed. – The people’s house?]

Officials are planning to top the bars of the White House fence with spikes in order to discourage jumpers.

The spikes, described as “pencil protrusions,” are seen as “anti-climb” measures, reports CBS News.

The National Capital Planning Commission must still approve the plan, and is expected to do so at a meeting next month.

White House fence jumpers have been a long-time headache for the Secret Service and other security officials, particularly when one intruder managed to make his way inside the White House itself back in September.

The spikes would be a temporary measure until a new fence is installed down the line.

An unnamed National Park Service official told CBS News:

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