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A woman who tried to jump the White House fence was arrested for the third time in a week


A woman who tried to jump the White House fence Tuesday was arrested again Sunday morning. 

The U.S. Secret Service said this is the third time they've arrested 38-year-old Marci Anderson Wahl near the White House in just six days. 

Officials said an alarm was activated around 2:15 a.m. at the southeast corner of the Treasury Building adjacent to 15th St. N.W. 

When Secret Service officers responded they arrested Wahl, who had just scaled the White House fence.

At the time of her arrest, Wahl was carrying a backpack and sleeping bag, officials said. 

An Explosive Ordnance Disposal team cleared the items and found no weapons or hazardous materials. 

Wahl was subsequently charged with unlawful entry and contempt of court. This, however, wasn't the first time Wahl has been arrested for attempting to jump the White House fence. 

She was arrested Tuesday after attempting to jump over the southwest corner of the fence adjacent to E St. around 10:45 p.m. 

But in that case, Wahl didn't successfully make it over the fence. A police report noted Secret Service officers found Wahl dangling from her shoelaces. 

Wahl reportedly told officers she wanted to "speak with President Donald Trump." She was arrested and charged with unlawful entry. A judge issued a "Stay Away" order during her court appearance Wednesday.

Then, on Friday, Wahl was arrested after an officer saw her at 16th Street and H Street, N.W., near Lafayette Park. In that instance, she was charged with contempt of court in violation of a stay away order. She was released after being ordered to appear in court on April 27. 

Earlier this month, a 26-year-old man scaled the White House fence and proceeded to walk around for about 15 minutes. The recent security breaches have caused the Secret Service to come under heightened scrutiny. 

WJLA contributed to this report.

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