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Toddler breaches White House security, causes commotion

Friday, 8 August 2014 - 10:47am IST | Agency: dna webdesk

A toddler caused a commotion on Thursday when he squeezed through the fence surrounding the White House in Washington, resulting in a lock down of the residence of United States President Barack Obama and a brief commotion among the Secret Service agents.

The incident occurred on Thursday at around 8:10 pm (local time) (0010 GMT) when the toddler got away from his parents, squeezed through the fence and entered the most protected White House grounds, triggering a brief lockdown of the White House. The boy was soon handed over to his parents.

Secret Service Spokesman Edwin Donovan made light of the security breach, however. "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," Donovan said. 

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