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Toddler triggers lockdown at the White House

A tiny trespasser caused the White House to go on lockdown Thursday night.

NBC News correspondent Chris Jansing tweeted that a toddler ran away from his parents and squeezed through a fence, causing the Secret Service to initiate a brief lockdown on the lawn.

Neither the parents — or the wayward toddler — were interrogated. "We were going to wait until he learned to talk to question him," Secret Service spokesman Edwin Donovan said, "but in lieu of that he got a timeout and was sent on his way with his parents."