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Security breach causes White House evacuation

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Posted at 11:20 PM, Sep 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-19 23:20:21-04

The White House was evacuated Friday night due to a major breach in security.

Minutes after President Barack Obama and his daughters boarded a helicopter to leave the White House, an intruder jumped the fence of the executive mansion.

Secret Service agents immediately evacuated White House employees from the West Wing.

According to CBS affiliate WNEW, the evacuation was lifted at 8 pm, as the suspect was detained.

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The area remains closed to pedestrian traffic.

-Meghan Kee