Toddler Breaches White House Security, Ends Up on Lawn

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Image: A member of the U.S. Secret Service Emergency Response Team (ERT) stands watch on the North Lawn at the White House in Washington,
A member of the U.S. Secret Service Emergency Response Team (ERT) stands watch on the North Lawn at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. It’s usually someone jumping over the White House fence that causes Secret Service agents patrolling the grounds to scramble. A toddler passing through slats in the gate caught the eyes of the gun-toting officers who are charged with protecting the president. Charles Dharapak / AP

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The U.S. Secret Service sprang into action and apprehended a trespasser at the White House — a toddler who squeezed through a fence and ended up on the lawn.

The toddler made it into the secure area just after 8 p.m. and was returned to the parents, said Secret Service spokesman Edwin Donovan. Neither the parents nor the tiny intruder was detained for questioning.

"We were going to wait until he learned to talk to question him, but in lieu of that he got a timeout and was sent on way with parents," according to the White House pool report.

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