January 9th, 2010
09:12 AM ET
13 years ago

Barred visitor allowed into HHS chief's office

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/11/18/sebellius.jpg caption="An intruder was allowed to reach the outer office of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius."]Washington (CNN) - A man flashed bogus credentials and was permitted to reach the outer office of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius over New Year's weekend, agency officials confirmed Friday.

Sebelius was not in the building during the incident January 2, but a spokeswoman issued a written statement saying "this was a troubling incident" and acknowledged that the man was on a list of people barred from entering the building.

The man is considered an intruder and remains in federal custody pending a detention hearing next week, according to documents filed at U.S. District Court in Washington.

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  1. ib

    When will these mistakes ever end? Probably after a bunch of citizens are killed and Obama still takes up for HS; what a sad situation we have for security in this country.

    January 9, 2010 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  2. catmomtx

    Makes you wonder about the security force in place for our President . It is becoming clear that all of the security surrounding our President and our government should be purged. They seem to have become completely useless. One has to wonder if that is on purpose, could they have become that incompetent over night? . Almost seems treasonous you know.

    January 9, 2010 11:33 am at 11:33 am |