BREAKING NEWS: White House on lockdown after man 'with two suspicious bags tried climbing over the fence'
Suspect in custody before he was able to make it over the fence
Had two bags with him that are now being screened by police
President was in Michigan when the incident occurred and is on his way back to D.C. now
By Meghan Keneally
PUBLISHED: 15:41 EST, 7 February 2014
The White House has been put on lockdwon after an unidentified man was caught trying to jump the fence Friday afternoon.
Secret Service officers apprehended the suspect and he is now in custody.
The man was said to be carrying two large bags but the agency has not released any further information about the incident.
Lockdown: The Secret Service already has the male suspect in custody after the Friday afternoon incident
They stressed to NBC News that they are not especially worried about the bags now that the man is in custody but they are following standard protocol.
That included a call to Washington's Metro Police Department's Explosive Ordinance Division and they are said to be investigating the bags now.
The Secret Service reported that the man did not make it over the fence before he was apprehended initially by Park Police and Uniformed Division officers.
President Obama was not in danger as he is currently on a trip to Michigan, which was timed to coincide with the signing of the new farm bill.