Man Jumps White House Fence as Cameras Roll
Homeless intruder quickly arrested
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 3, 2011 2:28 AM CDT
Updated Aug 3, 2011 6:10 AM CDT

(Newser) – A homeless man was arrested after hopping the White House fence Tuesday night in an incident captured by CNN's John King USA program, which was filming from the North Lawn. The man was quickly taken into custody by Secret Service agents who approached him with guns drawn. Security officers locked the area down after finding a backpack that had been thrown over the fence nearby.

The 41-year-old intruder was charged with unlawful entry and contempt of court for breaking a judicial order requiring him to stay away from the White House. It's not uncommon for the White House fence to be breached, notes the Washington Post: A 6-year-old girl made it onto the White House lawn over the weekend by slipping through the fence instead of going over it. Secret Service agents returned her to her parents.