A man was arrested after he jumped a White House fence while the first family was inside celebrating Thanksgiving, prompting a temporary closure of its boundaries.
The man, identified as Joseph Caputo, was immediately apprehended by the US Secret Service after he scaled the fence of the highly secure complex on Thursday. Criminal charges are pending against him.
“Today at approximately 2:45 pm, Joseph Caputo scaled over the north fence line of the White House Complex gaining access to the North Grounds. Caputo was immediately apprehended and taken into custody,” the Secret Service said in a statement.
“Criminal charges are pending at this time. The north and south fence lines have been temporarily closed,” the statement said.