A man who jumped the White House fence on Thursday, triggering a lockdown of the presidential mansion, was quickly caught and now faces criminal charges, the U.S. Secret Service said.
Joseph Caputo scaled the north fence line of the White House grounds at around 2:45 p.m. and was immediately apprehended, the Secret Service said in a statement. It did not provide further details about the suspect.
The White House was locked down as the Secret Service conducted a security sweep of the area, and nearby streets were closed off, ABC News and The Washington Post reported earlier.
The Thanksgiving Day incident came amid heightened security concerns in the United States and other Western countries following the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris that killed 130 people.
Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks, which targeted a concert hall, a stadium and several cafes.