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.