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Man arrested after jumping White House fence, causing lockdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A man jumped the White House fence on Wednesday and was attacked by Secret Service dogs before being arrested, a Secret Service spokesman said.

“Dogs got him,” the spokesman said, referring to the intruder.

Video showed Secret Service agents surrounding the man on the north lawn of the White House, which was put on lockdown. The man dramatically punched one of the dogs that attacked him, as seen in the video.

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      "Jeff Mason covers the White House for Reuters. He was the lead correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and has been posted in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain, traveling with all three candidates. Jeff has also been posted in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry and Brussels, Belgium, where he covered climate change and the European Union. He has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, BBC, and NPR. Jeff is a graduate of Northwestern University and a former Fulbright scholar."
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