Man detained after jumping over White House fence

November 27, 2015 00:03

WASHINGTON - A man was detained on Thursday after jumping the White House fence, triggering a lockdown of the presidential mansion even as he was quickly caught, CNN reported.

Despite the quick apprehension, the building was locked down as the US Secret Service conducted a security sweep of the area, and nearby streets were closed off, ABC News and The Washington Post reported.

Representatives for the Secret Service did not immediately return a call or reply to emails seeking comment. The Thanksgiving Day incident came amid heightened security concerns in the United States and other Western countries following the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris that killed 130 people.

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