Unidentified man breaks into White House employee’s home unnoticed


WASHINGTON (AP) — A strange man managed to break into the home of the White House National Security Advisor unnoticed Jake Sullivansaid two people familiar with the incident. The US Secret Intelligence Service is investigating.

The door didn’t appear to be unlocked and the intruders were able to break into Sullivan’s home around 3 a.m. last month, according to people familiar with the matter. The Secret Service is investigating whether the person entered the home on purpose or if it was an accident. Officials said the man appeared to be intoxicated. The officials, who were not authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation, told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

The Sullivan has 24-hour security. But officials stationed outside his home did not know that an unknown man had broken into Washington’s home until the man had already left. People said Sullivan came out and told them.

Security has always been a top concern for government officials, but in recent years there has been a more overt sense of anxiety Due to increased threats against lawmakers and officials. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband was attacked by assailants and severely beaten with a hammer. In October, he invaded San Francisco, where the couple lived.

There was no evidence that the individual intended to harm Sullivan, nor was there any evidence that he knew Sullivan. The Washington Post was the first to report the breach.

Meanwhile, additional security measures have been put in place outside Sullivan’s home as a precautionary measure while the investigation is ongoing.

The U.S. Secret Service said in a statement that it was “investigating a security incident that occurred at a protected site.”

“While no protected persons were injured, we take this matter very seriously and have initiated a comprehensive mission assurance investigation to look at all aspects of what happened,” the statement said. and

The Secret Service said any deviation from protocol was unacceptable.

Some members of President Joe Biden’s administration have obtained Secret Service security details, which means their homes are guarded and they have protection while traveling outside the White House during the day. do. That depends on a number of factors, including the type of work and whether the threat was made.