White House placed on brief lockdown after suspicious package found on campus

Updated On : 22 Aug , 2017 , 11:49 PM
 White House placed on lockdown for suspicious package investigation
White House placed on lockdown for suspicious package investigation
New Delhi:

The United States President's residential place and office White House was put under lockdown for a brief period on Tuesday night (IST) after a suspicious package was spotted. The Secret Service cleared the package within 30 mins. 

Meanwhile, reporters were urged to wait in the James S Brady briefing room while the security threat was investigated, local media said. 

President Trump was not in the building having just left Washington for a rally in Arizona Tuesday night.

UPDATES 

#11:44 PM:

#11:24 PM: Fox News reporter Chad Pergram tweeted that a man has been arrested for "unlawful entry" on the steps of the Capitol. At this time it is unclear if the man under arrest is the suspect connected to the suspicious package.


#11:22 PM:

US Secret Service & DC Police Dept responding to an unattended package near North Fence of White House Complex: US Secret Service

First Published : Tuesday, August 22, 2017 11:14 PM
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