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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

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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.

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