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White House Briefly Locked Down After Woman Tries To Jump The Fence

Secret Service agents quickly arrested the woman Friday before she made it onto White House grounds and the lockdown was lifted.

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The White House was briefly placed on lockdown Friday evening after a woman jumped over a barricade in front of the main fence.

The incident happened shortly after 7 p.m., according to WUSA, and the woman was quickly apprehended by Secret Service personnel.

WH in security lockdown after woman jumps barricade in front of WH fence on Pennsylvania Avenue.


The lockdown reportedly ended soon afterward, CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller tweeted.

Jumper arrested by USSS uniformed division. WH lockdown lifted.

Though the incident was resolved quickly, it comes less than a year after several high-profile incursions onto White House property. Most notably, in September Omar Gonzalez jumped the White House fence and made it all the way inside the building before being stopped.

Gonzalez left more than 800 rounds of ammunition in his car when he jumped the fence.

Another man, Dominic Adesanya, jumped the White House fence in October.

Jim Dalrymple is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

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