Fence jumper detained at White House
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The White House was locked down on Thursday afternoon when an intruder jumped the fence, according to the Secret Service.

The jumper, identified as Joseph Caputo, was immediately detained.

The first family was reportedly celebrating Thanksgiving inside the mansion when the incident occurred, at 2:45 p.m.


Images shared on social media showed a man wrapped in an American flag jumping the North Lawn fence and raising his arms after he landed.

Video showed the man being escorted by Secret Service officers.

An "all-clear" was given late Thursday afternoon.

Criminal charges against Caputo are pending, the Secret Service said.

--This report was updated at 5:46 p.m.