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Man Seen Tossing Papers Over White House Fence Is Quickly Arrested

The Secret Service added that standard protocols were followed and the incident was resolved.

The Washington Monument is seen behind White House on July 31, 2011 in Washington, DC. US President Barack Obama and top lawmakers raced against the clock Sunday in hopes of hammering out a deal that would avert a disastrous US debt default and a downgrade in its credit rating. Obama, his Democratic allies, and his Republican foes have been hunting for a breakthrough deal that would ensure the world's richest nation will have cash to pay its bills past a midnight Tuesday (0400 GMT Wednesday) deadline. Credit: AFP/Getty Images

A man seen tossing papers over the White House fence Sunday was quickly arrested, the Secret Service told WJLA-TV, adding that the papers were deemed safe and swept up.

The Secret Service added to the station that standard protocols were followed and the incident was resolved.

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