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The White House in Washington on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

White House on lockdown after man jumps security barrier, leaves backpack on grounds


WASHINGTON (WJLA) — The White House was placed on lockdown after a man jumped a security barrier and left a backpack on the grounds Monday afternoon.

D.C. police say the man was captured by Secret Service officers.

Authorities say units are currently investigating the backpack.

According to the Secret Service, the unidentified man jumped the barrier on the south side of the White House complex between the Ellipse and E Street.

He dropped the backpack and was promptly taken into custody by officers.

The White House north fence line and E Street are closed to pedestrian and vehicle traffic at this time.

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