Last week, the U.S. Secret Service stepped into action when a toddler slipped through the iron bars of the White House fence. The child's feet dangled in the air as an officer carried him back to his parents on Pennsylvania Avenue. President Biden was inside the executive mansion at the time. Secret Service spokesman Anthony Guglielmi reported officers had "encountered a curious young visitor." Officers quickly reunited the toddler and his parents and after briefly questioning the family, they resumed their day.
The White House security fence is 13ft tall and has been recently increased in height and width to enhance security. In 2014, another toddler, named the "fence baby", also wiggled their way onto the White House grounds. The Secret Service spokesman at the time said they were going to wait until the child learned to talk to question him, but instead he was given a "timeout" and sent on his way with his parents.
The Secret Service is committed to keeping the White House and its grounds safe for the President and all visitors. They remain vigilant and ready to act should another toddler security breach occur.
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