WASHINGTON - It's usually someone jumping over the White House fence that causes Secret Service agents patrolling the grounds to scramble.
But on Thursday night, a toddler passing through slats in the gate caught the eyes of the gun-toting officers who are charged with protecting the president.
Secret Service spokesman Edwin Donovan says the child was returned to his parents. Neither the boy nor his parents were identified.
Donovan joked that agents were going to wait until the toddler learned to talk to question him about the incident, but says he instead was given a "timeout" and was returned to his parents.
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