Reuters, Published February 07 2014
Man in custody after trying to climb White House fence
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 spokesman said.
The area around the White House was shut down and reporters were not allowed to leave through one of the gates because of the incident.
President Barack Obama was traveling in Michigan at the time.