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Toddler slides through White House gate
Reuters
First posted: Friday, August 08, 2014 08:31 AM EDT | Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014 08:41 AM EDT
WASHINGTON - A toddler squeezed through the White House gates on Thursday evening, 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.
Secret Service agents regularly close off the area due to suspicious packages near the White House, but pint-sized intruders are far less common.
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