A workers installs metal spikes onto the existing White House fence in Washington, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. 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.
A workers installs metal spikes onto the existing White House fence in Washington, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. 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. Evan Vucci AP
A workers installs metal spikes onto the existing White House fence in Washington, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. 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. Evan Vucci AP

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