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All clear at White House after man tries to jump fence

By Shimon Prokupecz, CNN
updated 5:00 PM EST, Fri February 7, 2014
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • NEW: A man is in custody; all clear issue after briefcase checked
  • The incident caused a brief lockdown at the White House
  • President Obama was away for the day

Washington (CNN) -- A man tried to jump the White House fence on Friday, causing a brief lockdown while he was apprehended, law enforcement officials said.

Police declared the incident over after checking a briefcase and taking the man into custody. He was not identified.

President Barack Obama was not at the White House at the time. He was in Michigan for a speech and the signing of the farm bill.

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