A MAN was arrested after trying to jump the fence into the White House on Friday afternoon.

Police are clearing pedestrians from the area after the incident.

Lafayette Square remains closed as the area is secured.

Pictures from the scene shared to social media by Voice of America's Michael Lipin showed a man in a red t-shirt with his face covered being pinned to the ground by secret service officers.

The moment he tried to scale the fence is not pictured.

It is not clear how far the man managed to get over the wall before being arrested.

The man attempted to jump the fence despite Biden being on his first international trip in Europe.

His motive for trying to gain entry to the White House is not clear.

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