In the wake of a series of security breaches at the White House, the National Capital Planning Commission approved plans Thursday to add a row of metal spikes to the top of the outside fence. The angled spikes, or pencil points, will added to the existing fence and are scheduled to be installed on the north and south perimeteres of the White House in early July, the Secret Service and National Park Service said. In April, a man was able to jump the fence while another jumper scaled the fence in September and made it inside the White House. Other temporary security initiatives include new checkpoints, which are set to begin Friday.
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