Woman 'Well-Known' to Secret Service Arrested Again at White House: Court Documents - NBC4 Washington

Woman 'Well-Known' to Secret Service Arrested Again at White House: Court Documents



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    People walk past an added security fence in front of the White House September 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. White House intruder Omar Gonzalez, the man arrested last week after jumping the White House fence, went deeper into the building than what was previously reported. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    The US Secret Service arrested a woman Friday night for scaling and sitting on the White House fence. The woman has a history of at least five attempts to breach security at the White House and claimed to be doing so again Friday as a political protest, according to court filings.

    Those court records said it wasn’t Secret Service officers, but civilians who witnessed the woman jump the fence. The records said those witnesses notified a Secret Service officer, who removed the woman.

    The court filing said, "(The Secret Service officer) responded to the area and observed Washington-Bey sitting on the fence in a restricted area of the northeast courtyard."

    Prosecutors filed a criminal complaint against Amina Washington-Bey late Monday in federal court in Washington, D.C. According to their court filings, Washington-Bey is well-known to the US Secret Service and has made "multiple prior attempts to unlawfully enter the White Hosue grounds." In their court filings, the Secret Service said Washington-Bey is serving a three year term of release for a prior conviction and has a history of failing to abide by stay-away orders from White House grounds.

    No attorney is yet listed for Washington-Bey, nor do court records indicate if she’s entered a plea in the case. The security breach is the latest in a quick succession of White House security breach attempts. According to an I-Team investigation, approximately 30 attempts have been made since early 2014.

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