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White House Goes on Lockdown … Thanks to a Toddler

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There’s a lot going on in the world right now, and some would say the White House probably has its hands full. So the last thing it needed was a security breach … but that’s what it got last night.

On Thursday evening one sneaky toddler (who shall remain nameless) squeezed through the bars of the fence in front of the White House and made his way onto the North Lawn. Naturally, this “triggered security alerts and [caused] agents to race across the lawn,” according to ABC News.

The White House was put on lockdown, all the gates were shut, and Pennsylvania Avenue was closed — standard protocol for a breach, even of such tiny proportions.

After the incident, Edwin Donovan, a spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service, told the press, “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 [his] way with parents.”

Who knew the Secret Service has such a good sense of humor?

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