Fence Jumper Causes White House Lockdown

Obama family was inside, celebrating Thanksgiving
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 26, 2015 4:45 PM CST
Secret Service police stand guard outside the White House after a man was caught jumping the fence as President Obama and his family ate Thanksgiving dinner, on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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(Newser) – A man who apparently intended to interrupt the Obama's family's Thanksgiving hopped the White House fence wrapped in a US flag Thursday afternoon but he didn't get far. The intruder, identified by NBC as Joseph Caputo, was arrested by Secret Service agents soon after he jumped the fence onto the North Lawn at 2:45pm. He was carrying what appeared to be a binder in his mouth. President Obama and his family were celebrating Thanksgiving inside the White House at the time, reports CNN, which notes that Caputo is the third person to make it over the fence this year. The White House was locked down and the all-clear was issued around two hours later. (Read more White House stories.)

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