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Fence hopper prompts White House lockdown

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Posted at 1:40 PM, May 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-16 18:26:13-04

(KGTV) - Secret Service agents were quick to act at the White House Tuesday, after officials said a person hopped the fence via bike rack.

The suspect is now in custody, according to the Secret Service.

Secret Service said via Twitter that the suspect jumped the bike rack shortly before 1 p.m. along the North Fence Line of Pennsylvania Avenue and onto the White House lawn.

Numerous social media accounts showed Secret Service personnel running around the White House lawn and directing members of the press away from the area.

The incident is reminiscent of a similar occurrence in March when a person jumped the fence and went more than 15 minutes without being apprehended by law enforcement. 

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