White House on lockdown as man tries to climb fence
Updated: 2014-02-08 10:05
A policeman patrols near White House in Washington D.C., the United States, Feb 7, 2014. A suspect with two bags attempted to climb the White House fence Friday afternoon, prompting a lockdown, according to White House pool report. [Photo/Xinhua]
WASHINGTON - A man carrying two suspicious bags attempted to climb the White House fence Friday afternoon, prompting a lockdown of the White House grounds, according to White House pool report.
The man was apprehended before he could get over the fence in the north part of the White House. The suspect has been taken into custody by Park police and Secret Service Officers, the report said.
US President Barack Obama was not in the White House at the time of the incident. He was traveling in the US State of Michigan, where he signed a new farm bill and delivered a speech at Michigan State University.