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WASHINGTON, April 20. /Offset. TASS Andrey Shitov/. The U.S. government again tightened White house security. As reported by the newspaper USA Today, and now decided to expand the buffer “security zone” on the southern outskirts of a working residence of the President of the country.
According to the publication, the open access shall be withdrawn all the popular tourist stroll Park along the South fence of the White house until “Ellipse” – a vast lawn, known to the DC community primarily because there under Christmas put a big Christmas tree.
The newspaper explains the decision by the fact that the presidential guard – U.S. Secret service – did not manage to stop the infiltration of the White house unwanted visitors. As recently as last month with a gap of few days there have been two such incidents, and in one case the offender was found and detained only after 16 minutes . He was mentally unstable young Californian, who had with him a letter to Donald trump and introduced himself as a friend of the President. The owner of the White house was during all these events, at his residence.
After this incident, was fired two patrol guards. Earlier there was a huge variety of other violations, including quite serious when outsiders managed to infiltrate the White house itself. As a result, in 2013-2014 was replaced by two consecutive chief of the Secret service. And the successor to last myself a month and a half ago quit, so the presidential guard in the United States has no permanent leader.
Official representatives of the Secret service assured journalists that after the new tightened security, the tourists could enjoy the South facade of the White house, just “long range”.
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