A man with two suspicious bags attempted to climb a White
House fence before being apprehended, leading to a security
lockdown of the White House grounds.
A Secret Service spokesman said the man was taken into
custody and his bags were being screened.
"He did not make it over the fence," a U.S. Secret Service
The area around the White House was shut down and reporters
were not allowed to leave through one of the gates because of
President Barack Obama was traveling in Michigan at the time.