Toddler squeezes through White House fence

The Secret Service had a tiny security issue on Tuesday.

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A toddler was able to squeeze through the north fence of the White House on the side of Lafayette Park, NBC News reported.

Officers walked across the lawn and scooped up the little boy and gave him back to his parents, who were briefly questioned, The Associated Press reported.

Secret Service spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi said that officers “encountered a curious young visitor along the White House north fence line who briefly entered White House grounds.”

“The White House security systems instantly triggered Secret Service officers and the toddler and parents were quickly reunited,” he added.

The fence surrounding the executive mansion stands about 13 feet high and has about 5 1/2 inches between pickets, the AP reported.

The barrier had been replaced in 2019 with a higher one, nearly double the height of the previous one, after several security breaches, the AP reported.

A toddler was also able to squeeze through the old fence in 2014, CNN reported.

At the time, the Secret Service had a sense of humor about infiltration.

“We were going to wait until he learned to talk to question him, but in lieu of that, he got a timeout and was sent on (his) way with parents,” Edwin Donovan said after that incident, according to CNN.