Yet Another Intruder Invades White House Grounds

Later in the day, Trump gave a short response to reporters while sitting at a lunch in the White House.

An intruder carrying a backpack scaled the White House perimeter fence late on March 10. The agency, which has not identified the man, said the backpack did not contain hazardous materials.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly was fully briefed on this incident.

Romper has reached out to the White House for comment and is awaiting a reply.

Reports indicate that President Donald Trump was at the White House. An official confirmed to VOA that the individual had no prior criminal history. "I have an appointment", he said.

Mr Trump was told about the situation and remained in Washington last night.

The White House was placed under security condition "orange" - one of the Secret Service's highest levels - after the breach.

Earlier this year, another man was sentenced to three years of probation for scaling the White House fence in 2015.

In 2014, 42-year-old Omar Gonzales made it through the north portico doors into the building, armed with a 9cm folding knife.

Joseph Caputo, carrying an envelope and cloaked in the American flag, leapt over the White House fence.