Man Scales White House Fence, Seized by Armed Agents

FEBRUARY 25, 2004 - Posted at 5:04 p.m. CDT

WASHINGTON, DC - A man scaled the White House fence and was quickly seized by armed agents.

The unidentified man, a middle-aged white male wearing sunglasses, climbed over the wrought-iron fence along Pennsylvania Avenue and ran for several yards toward a fountain on the North Lawn.

Uniformed Secret Service agents and black-clad sharpshooters carrying automatic weapons converged on the man.  He was handcuffed and led away.

Witnesses heard the man say he was a victim of terrorism who needed to see President Bush.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)