White House placed on lock­down af­ter fence-jumper caught


The White House was placed on lock­down re­cently af­ter a per­son jumped the fence, CNN re­ported, adding that the jumper was im­me­di­ately caught. De­spite the quick cap­ture, the pres­i­den­tial man­sion was still on lock­down as the Se­cret Ser­vice con­ducted a se­cu­rity sweep of the area, ABC News and other me­dia out­lets re­ported. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives for the Se­cret Ser­vice could not im­me­di­ately be reached for com­ment on the in­ci­dent.

The Thanks­giv­ing Day in­ci­dent came amid height­ened se­cu­rity con­cerns in the US and other western coun­tries fol­low­ing the Novem­ber 13 at­tacks in Paris that killed 130 peo­ple. Is­lamic State has claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for the at­tacks.

Pres­i­dent Barack Obama was in Wash­ing­ton at the White House to cel­e­brate the US hol­i­day, ac­cord­ing to his pub­lic sched­ule.

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