Man climbs over White House fence

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A man climbed over the White House fence near its western entrance gate and ran toward the presidential residence before he was apprehended by uniformed Secret Service officers.

The man clambered over the fence, ran with his arms outstretched directly toward officers who ordered him to the ground with their weapons drawn.

The episode occurred around 6:35 p.m. as tourists and passersby walked on the Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House.

Officers immediately evacuated the avenue and Lafayette Square across from the White House.