White House locked down
Aman jumped the perimeter fence of the White House on September 11, jangling nerves on the 13th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. He was quickly apprehended by two armed Secret Service officers who had scrambled to intercept him. Secret Service spokesman said the man, who was not named, was taken into custody.
The White House complex, as is standard procedure in such incidents – which are common – was locked down and people were prevented from entering and leaving the grounds.
President Barack Obama was not at home at the time because he was taking part in an event elsewhere in Washington to mark the anniversary of the 2001 attacks.
The man was seen holding a stuffed Pokemon ‘Pikachu’ doll and wearing clothing related to the animated show. One witness said that the man refused to heed agent’s commands to “get down.” The agents had their guns drawn and eventually the man sat down with his knees to his chest. He was then arrested.
The US Secret Service apprehended a different trespasser at the White House in August—a toddler who squeezed through a fence and ended up on the lawn.