View attachment 54552 A man draped in an American flag was taken into custody Thursday afternoon after he jumped the fence of the White House while the First Family was inside celebrating Thanksgiving. Joseph Caputo faces criminal charges after he scaled over the north fence line of the grounds and was immediately apprehended at about 2:45 p.m., according Robert Hoback, a spokesman for the Secret Service. Officials did not provide details on Caputo’s age, hometown or any reason for the jumper’s actions. The U.S. Secret Service did not immediately provide further details of the incident and it is unclear how the man made it past new “pencil-point” spikes added to the White House perimeter earlier this year designed to deter intruders. Virginia resident Vanessa Peña was visiting the White House with her sister Thursday afternoon when she saw a man behind them take off his sweatshirt and wrap an American flag around himself.