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Man in Custody After Jumping White House Fence: Official

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Image: Just after 6pm a man jumped over the WH fence of the North Lawn, before  Secret Service Uniform Division Officers arrested him.
Just after 6pm a man jumped over the WH fence of the North Lawn, before Secret Service Uniform Division Officers arrested him.NBC News

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A man jumped over the White House fence just after 6 p.m. Thursday, prompting a lockdown, according to an official with the United States Secret Service. The man was taken into custody by Secret Service Officers. He 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 U.S. 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.

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