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Man tries jumping fence at White House before getting tackled by cops prompting nearby park to shut down


A MAN was arrested after trying to jump the fence into the White House on Friday afternoon.

Police were clearing out pedestrians from the area after the incident.

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A man tried to scale the fence into the White House on Friday[/caption]

Lafayette Square remains closed as the scene is secured.

Pictures from the scene showed a man in a red t-shirt with his face covered being pinned to the ground by officers.

It is not clear how far the man managed to get over the wall before being arrested.

The man attempted to jump the fence despite Biden being on his first international trip in Europe.


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