Security breached: Intruder gets into White House

The incident triggered a rare evacuation

A Secret Service police officer holds a weapon as he stands near an entrance to the White House complex during an evacuation minutes after President Barack Obama departed Washington for Camp David aboard Marine One on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. A Secret Service agent at the scene says someone jumped the fence surrounding the White House. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who scaled the White House fence made it all the way through the front door.

President Barack Obama had just departed on Friday evening when an intruder darted across the lawn and into the White House. Agents apprehended the man just inside the doors. He was arrested and taken to a nearby hospital complaining of chest pain.

The incident triggered a rare evacuation of much of the White House.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah says the breach is unacceptable and that the Secret Service is failing to do its job. He says the agency’s leadership has lots of questions to answer.

The Secret Service says it’s reviewing the incident.

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