The US Secret Service leapt into action after there was a breech in security at the White House – the intruder? An 18 month old toddler!
Secret Service agents are on watch 24 hours a day to protect the President and to stop anyone breaking into the White House grounds.
The screaming toddler managed to lose his parents and squeezed through the White House fence.
Many reporters were present, awaiting a statement from the President about the situation in Iraq, and the little boy’s antics caused quite a stir as the White House was put in temporary lockdown.
Despite his young age, the toddler was considered a potential threat due to the fact that he could have been sent inside carrying a dangerous hidden package.
Luckily it was just a case of a curious toddler and the boy was soon caught and safely returned to his parents.
Article written by D Mulhern