Secret Service arrest person outside White House

WASHINGTON — A person was arrested outside the White House Thursday.

The Secret Service arrested someone around 8:40 p.m. for assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, threatening bodily harm and destruction of property.

“There was no impact to White House operations,” the Secret Service said in an email to WTOP.

Video captured outside the White House show Secret Service officers subduing a person.

This latest incident follows days after a man allegedly shot himself in front of the White House. Twenty-six-year-old Cameron Ross Burgess, of Maylene, Alabama, died a few hours later. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump were not at home when Burgess shot himself. No one else was injured.

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Abigail Constantino

Abigail Constantino started her journalism career writing for a local newspaper in Fairfax County, Virginia. She is a graduate of American University and The George Washington University.

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