Authorities say a man was apprehended after trying to jump the White House fence while carrying two bags this afternoon.

Edwin Donovan, spokesman for the Secret Service, told CNN that authorities were en route to the White House to inspect the bag. The White House has been placed on lockdown as a safety precaution. 

President Obama was not present at the White House; CNN reports that he's currently in Michigan to make a speech and for the signing of the farm bill.

Security officials have reportedly told NBC News that there is nothing to suggest the bags are dangerous. We will update this story here with more details as they come.

[via CNN and NBC News]