Toddler Sneaks Through White House Gates, Causes Lockdown

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    A pint-sized intruder managed to squeeze through the fence outside the White House Thursday evening, causing a lock down.

    According to NBC News correspondent Chris Jansing, a toddler briefly got away from his parents just after 8 p.m. and entered the grounds of the arguably most famous -- and protected -- residence in the world.

    A brief lock down was instituted by the Secret Service, and the scene was quickly cleared.

    Neither the parents nor the tiny intruder was detained for questioning, according to NBC News.

    "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 way with parents," according to the White House pool report.