It's tough being a Secret Service officer.
Update 5 p.m. ET: George Ogilvie, a spokesman for the Secret Service, tells CNN's Dan Merica, "Michel Bechard approached uniformed division officers at the White House and he proceeded to get fully undressed. As uniformed division officers attempted to subdue him, he assaulted a uniform division officer and he was taken into custody."
A man was detained outside the White House on Friday for stripping naked and assaulting an officer, the Secret Service says.
The man, whose identity has not been released, had reportedly asked for a meeting with the White House outside the Northwest gate, but the request was denied.
The man then stripped naked and was quickly "tackled" by the Secret Service whileputting up a brief fight, witnesses said.
Naked guy at White House. pic.twitter.com/IfdnG1Wehl— Suzanne Gamboa (@SuzGamboa) May 23, 2014
Officials covered the naked man in an "odd tin foil like blanket," NBC's Chuck Todd reports, before giving him a white robe and whisking him away in a marked police van.
He has been taken to an area hospital and charges are pending.
Cops have clothed the man, taking him away pic.twitter.com/Ys3OZoymE3— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) May 23, 2014
A number of fence-jumpers have attempted to gain access to the White House lawn over the years, oftentimes to gain visibility for their cause or message.
President Barack Obama was at the White House at the time of the incident, according to the White House’s daily guidance.