Woman arrested for moving barrier at White House Easter egg roll

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 28, 2016 6:51 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service said it arrested a woman on Monday at the annual White House Easter egg roll because she was trying to move a temporary security barrier.

The arrest took place around the same time as a man with a gun entered the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center.

The Secret Service moved tourists away from fence lines around the White House complex during the incident at the Capitol as a precaution.

There was no relation between the Capitol incident and the egg-roll arrest, a Secret Service official said, declining to be identified by name.

The woman arrested at the White House had a ticket for the egg roll, which attracted about 35,000 visitors, and was screened by security before entering the grounds, the Secret Service said.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Chris Reese and Cynthia Osterman)