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White House on lockdown as 'fence jumper' arrested

 

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White House is on lockdown after a person jumped the fence

White House is on lockdown after a person jumped the fence

White House is on lockdown after a person jumped the fence

The Secret Service has confirmed the White House is on lockdown after a person scaled a barrier outside the grounds.

Video posted on social media showed agents running towards North fence of the White House.

The Secret Service said it was responding to an individual who jumped the bike rack near the fence on Penn Ave at around 4.30pm local time.

The suspect is believed to be in custody.

Reporters at the scene said they were ordered to move inside the complex.

President Trump has been hosting Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Erdogan had left before the security alert.

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President Donald Trump walks back into the White House in Washington after seeing off Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan following Erdogan's visit, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Donald Trump walks back into the White House in Washington after seeing off Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan following Erdogan's visit, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Donald Trump walks back into the White House in Washington after seeing off Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan following Erdogan's visit, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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