Toddler sets off White House security alarm

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A toddler squeezed through the White House gates on Thursday evening.

Besides causing a brief security lockdown on Pennsylvania Avenue, the boy ended up amusing White House reporters who were awaiting late-breaking news on Iraq.

"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 the parents," Secret Service spokesman Edwin Donovan said in a statement provided to White House reporters.

Secret Service agents regularly closes off the area due to suspicious packages near the White House - but pint-sized intruders are far less common. - Reuters

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