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The White House went into a security lockdown while President Barack Obama was inside after a woman jumped a fence and was taken into custody, the Secret Service said.

Journalists were not permitted to leave the building for more than an hour during the incident.

Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said the woman jumped the north-east fence surrounding the White House at 3.17pm local time.

The woman was transferred to the Washington Metro Police Department.

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