US authorities are to boost security at the White House with a new fence which will encircle the entire complex.
The move was deemed necessary due to fears of possible mass unrest over election results.
The fence was described by sources as “non-scalable”, NBC News’ Geoff Bennett reported. It will encompass the Ellipse and Lafayette Square, he said, adding that in addition, 250 national guardsmen reporting to Metro police will be on standby to respond to any unrest. CNN confirmed the news.
The White House on lockdown: A federal law enforcement source tells NBC that beginning tomorrow, crews will build a “non-scalable” fence to secure the WH complex, Ellipse and Lafayette Square.