White House locked down due to fence jumper

WASHINGTON, DC - The White House was placed on lockdown Friday.

According to the Secret Service, it happened after a man with two bags tried to jump the fence outside.

Authorities said the unidentified man was apprehended before he could get over the fence.

Officials are waiting for the Washington police to arrive to screen the bags' contents.

It is unclear why the man tried to climb the fence around the heavily guarded White House or what may be in the bags he was carrying.

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