Weather Forecast

The White House is pictured shortly after sunrise in Washington, August 1, 2007. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Man tries to jump fence at White House, sparking lockdown

Email News Alerts

WASHINGTON - A man with two suspicious bags attempted to climb aWhite House fence on Friday before being apprehended, leading to a security lockdown of the White House grounds.


A Secret Service spokesman said the man was taken into custody and his bags were being screened.

"He did not make it over the fence," a U.S. Secret Service spokesman said.

Get the full story
Subscribe or Log In

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? Activate your account.

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us or call (701) 780-1100 and we can help you.