Secret Service: White House locked down after items thrown over fence

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon

White House Gets Security Upgrades

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The White House was locked down for the second time in two days on Wednesday after an unidentified male threw personal belongings over the north fence, the Secret Service said.

"The individual was immediately taken into custody by Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers," the agency said in a statement. It said protective sweeps of the north grounds of the executive mansion were ongoing, and that once completed, the lockdown would be lifted.

READ MORE: Family of mom killed in church pleads with her killer: 'You know who you are'

Security closed Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House and Lafayette Park to the north. Several police cars sat in front of the White House with lights flashing.

On Tuesday, the agency detained a person fleeing a robbery who jumped the west fence at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, which is on the White House Campus.

RELATED: Scenes from a previous security encounter at the White House

13 PHOTOS
Thanksgiving White House fence jumper
See Gallery
Secret Service: White House locked down after items thrown over fence
In this photo provided by Vanessa Pena, a man jumps a fence at the White House on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Washington. The man was immediately apprehended and taken into custody pending criminal charges, the Secret Service said. President Barack Obama and his wife and daughters were spending Thanksgiving the holiday at the White House. (Vanessa Peña via AP)
In this photo provided by Vanessa Pena, a man jumps a fence at the White House on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Washington. The man was immediately apprehended and taken into custody pending criminal charges, the Secret Service said. President Barack Obama and his wife and daughters were spending Thanksgiving the holiday at the White House. (Vanessa Peña via AP)
In this photo provided by Vanessa Pena, a man jumps a fence at the White House on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Washington. The man was immediately apprehended and taken into custody pending criminal charges, the Secret Service said. President Barack Obama and his wife and daughters were spending Thanksgiving the holiday at the White House. (Vanessa Peña via AP)
People gather outside the White House after the Secret Service arrested a man who was caught jumping the fence as President Barack Obama and his family ate Thanksgiving dinner, on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
This guy standing right next to me jumped the White House fence ūüė≥ @washingtonpost get on this https://t.co/LfewNarJ18
Secret Service police stand guard outside the White House after a man was caught jumping the fence as President Barack Obama and his family ate Thanksgiving dinner, on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
The sun sets on the White House after the Secret Service arrested a man who was caught jumping the fence as President Barack Obama and his family ate Thanksgiving dinner, on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Secret Service police stand guard outside the White House after a man was caught jumping the fence as President Barack Obama and his family ate Thanksgiving dinner, on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Secret Service police stand guard outside the White House after a man was caught jumping the fence as President Barack Obama and his family ate Thanksgiving dinner, on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Secret Service police stand guard outside the White House after a man was caught jumping the fence as President Barack Obama and his family ate Thanksgiving dinner, on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Secret Service Officers stand guard on the sidewalk in front of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. Joseph Caputo of Connecticut draped himself in an American flag and scaled the White House fence on Thanksgiving Day, as members of President Obama√Ęs family were celebrating Thanksgiving. Court documents show Caputo had been staying with friends in Virginia and left them a note that stated his intention to die on Nov. 26. The documents show he also left an audio message for his mother and prepared a will. Caputo made a brief court appearance on Friday and was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Visitors takes photos on the sidewalk in front of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. Joseph Caputo, 22, of Connecticut, draped himself in an American flag and scaled the White House fence on Thanksgiving Day, as members of President Obama√Ęs family were celebrating Thanksgiving. Court documents show Caputo had been staying with friends in Virginia and left them a note that stated his intention to die on Nov. 26. The documents show he also left an audio message for his mother and prepared a will. Caputo made a brief court appearance on Friday and was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE
SHOW CAPTION +
HIDE CAPTION

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners