Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Man who put White House on lockdown by jumping fence was 'fleeing a robbery'

A robbery found a fool-proof way to get caught on Tuesday - leave the scene of the crime and hop over the White House fence. 

The White House was briefly locked down as Secret Service agents cleared the area around the presidential compound after a man jumped the fence alongside the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, a White House facility where presidential staffers work. 

Secret Service spokesman Robert Hoback said an initial investigation suggested that the man was fleeing a robbery just across the street. 

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