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(WASHINGTON) — The White House was briefly locked down on Sunday after a young child got through a barricade.

According to the Secret Service, a four-year-old child climbed underneath a bicycle rack on Pennsylvania Avenue. The child and parents were reunited and the child was fine.

The barricades are a recent addition to security after a rash of fence jumpers. They sit on the sidewalk and serve as a buffer between the public and the actual White House fence.

The lockdown occurred just after noon on Sunday.

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