As CNN reporters stood on the White House lawn Tuesday evening, preparing to make sense of the debt ceiling debate, a drama unfolded behind them on camera. A man jumped the fence of the White House, and was quickly surrounded by the Secret Service, guns drawn.
The cameras caught live on television the arrest of James Dirk Crudup, 41, a homeless man. He was apprehended and will be charged with unlawful entry. It’s not the first time either — he’s previously been ordered by the court to stay away from the White House.
Here’s the scene from CNN cameras:
Here’s the view from outside the White House gates: