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Security officers briefly locked down the White House on Thursday night amid an alarm that someone tried to jump the fence along Pennsylvania Avenue -- only to discover that a toddler had squeezed through the iron bars.

The 'fence baby' made his move around 8:10 p.m., as reporters waited to see if President Obama would make a statement about Iraq. Journalists spotted officers racing across the North Lawn.

Secret Service spokesman Edwin Donovan said of the child: '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 [his] way with his parents.'

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