White House lockdown lifted after second incident in two days

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A cordon was put in mission while authorities investigated the situation.

The US Secret Service tweeted: “Unchanging Division Officers responding to a suspicious package near Madison & Penn. Ave. Instrument and pedestrian traffic may be impacted.”

A Secret Service agent told limited media: «This is a bigger situation than normal.”

Reporters be delayed for the daily briefing were told to clear the North Lawn and stop indoors. 

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Police are investigating reports of a suspicious package in the Anaemic House grounds

The lockdown was lifted at around 2pm local time.

Two distinctives were detained yesterday after a man threw “a sign and a notebook” exceeding the White House fence on Pennsylvania Avenue, according to the Secret Servicing.

The items were later declared «non-hazardous».

 

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