The Secret Service locked down the White House grounds at 4:26 pm eastern time on Tuesday due to a person jumping over the “bike rack” fencing.
U.S. Secret Service says the White House on lockdown and the reason is currently unclear
— Sky News Breaking (@SkyNewsBreak) May 16, 2017
Secret Service responding to an individual who jumped the bike rack along the North Fence Line of Penn Ave. Suspect in custody.
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) May 16, 2017
So-called bike racks are actually 3-foot tall fences that are placed several feet outside the much taller and stronger steel security fencing.
The fence jumper is now in custody and the U.S. Secret Service is investigating the matter.