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Fence jumper at White House sparks evacuation

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Part of the White House has been evacuated after someone jumped the fence at the executive mansion.

A Secret Service agent at the scene says that much of the West Wing of the White House was evacuated during the incident Friday evening.

The person ran across the White House grounds shortly after President Barack Obama and his daughters left aboard a helicopter for the presidential retreat in Maryland, Camp David.

Last week, on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the Secret Service apprehended a man who jumped over the North Fence of the White House. Officers drew their firearms and used a service dog as they took the man in custody.

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