Woman who tried to jump White House fence dangles by shoelaces

A security fence is seen around the perimeter of the White House in Washington, D.C.
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A security fence is seen around the perimeter of the White House in Washington, D.C.

Credit: SAUL LOEB

Credit: SAUL LOEB

A woman from Washington state was arrested Tuesday night when she was found by Secret Service agents dangling by her shoelaces from the White House fence, NBC News reported.

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Marci Anderson Wahl, of Everett, Washington, pleaded not guilty and was released on a misdemeanor charge of unlawful entry Wednesday in D.C. Superior Court, according to court records.

A Secret Service official told NBC News that a woman tried to jump over the southwest corner of the White House fence at about 10:45 p.m. ET Tuesday.

"The individual became entangled in security features affixed to the top of the fence, suspending them in the air on the inside of the fence," the official said.

Wahl is facing an April 27 status hearing, according to court records.