A toddler squeezed through the White House gates, causing a
brief security lockdown on Pennsylvania Avenue and amusing
White House reporters awaiting late-breaking news on Iraq.
"We were going to wait until he learned to talk to question
him, but in lieu of that he got a timeout and was sent on way
with parents," Secret Service spokesman Edwin Donovan said in
a statement provided to White House reporters on Thursday
Secret Service agents regularly close off the area due to
suspicious packages near the White House, but pint-sized
intruders are far less common.