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White House fence jumpers beware: Secret Service adding sharp spikes to stop future intruders

The Secret Service says it will install sharp metal spikes on the White House fence after intruders scaled it twice in less than a year.

In a news release, the Secret Service and National Park Service say the spikes are a temporary security measure until a long-term solution is found.

Installation begins Wednesday and is expected to continue for about six weeks.

The final design for a permanent security improvement will be submitted in the fall to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts and National Capital Planning Commission.

Last September, a Texas man was able to climb over the fence and run deep into the executive mansion. In April, a California man was arrested after scaling the fence and getting onto the White House lawn.