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Official: Man scaled White House fence, arrested

An ambulance sits on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the Northwest gate of the White House after a man jumped the White House fence, Sunday, March 30, 2014 in Washington. A guard dog brought the man down and he was arrested. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
An ambulance sits on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the Northwest gate of the White House after a man jumped the White House fence, Sunday, March 30, 2014 in Washington. A guard dog brought the man down and he was arrested. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says a man has been arrested after he climbed over a fence at the White House.

Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary says the man climbed over the fence around 4 p.m. Sunday and was immediately arrested. The White House briefly went into lockdown after the incident, which is standard procedure.

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The Secret Service did not immediately release the identity of the man, and Leary said charges were pending.

Obama returned to Washington on Saturday after a weeklong trip abroad.

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