BREAKING: Secret Service Swings into Action as Bomb Scare Puts White House on Lockdown

The incident is the second intrusion on the White House grounds since Donald Trump took office.

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The White House, official residence of the President of the United States, is on lockdown. The United States Secret Service, a federal law enforcement agency under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security charged with protecting the President and Vice President of the United States, has taken a suspect into custody after a suspicious package was discovered near the White House grounds.


Fox News reported the suspect was outside the fence by the White House when he told officers he had a bomb in the bag. A Secret Service spokeswoman also confirmed to Reuters that a man has been taken into custody by the Secret Service after he approached the White House with a suspicious package.

Following his declaration, they promptly apprehended him, established a security perimeter, instituted road closures, moved visitors to a safe distance, and took the media off the North Lawn, though the area was later reopened.


The incident is the second intrusion on the White House grounds since Donald Trump took office. On March 10, an intruder crossed a five-foot outer fence near East Executive Avenue and the Treasury Department complex and managed to roam the White House grounds for more than 15 minutes before he was arrested by the Secret Service.


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