Mischievous Toddler Triggers White House Lock Down

Published 08/08 2014 02:12AM

Updated 08/08 2014 02:13AM

By Mary Bruce

Well, this might be a first.

The White House was temporarily locked down Thursday night as Secret Service responded to a unique incident on the North Lawn.

Fence-jumpers are a frequent occurrence here, but not like this.

A toddler apparently squeezed through the north fence, triggering security alerts and causing agents to race across the lawn. Per protocol, the White House was locked down, Pennsylvania Avenue was closed, and the gates were shut.

The toddler, who no doubt was terrified by the ordeal, has since been reunited with his parents.

“We were going to wait until he learned to talk to question him, but in lieu of that he got a timeout and was sent on way with parents,” Edwin Donovan, spokesman for the US Secret Service, said in what will go down as one of the best press statements of the year.

Just another night at the White House…

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