BREAKING: White House On LOCKDOWN, Suspicious Package Found… Here’s What We Know

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The White House is on lockdown after a woman threw a suspicious package over the north fence along Pennsylvania Avenue.

Reporters are not allowed to leave the White House press room and a call to the Secret Service was not immediately returned.

One person has been detained. She has been placed in handcuffs. Fire trucks and the hazardous materials response unit have been called to the scene. It is not unusual for officers to sweep the grounds after such incidents to ensure nothing dangerous was thrown over the fence.

The lockdown happened shortly after President Barack Obama returned from delivering his Memorial Day speech at Arlington National Cemetery.

A huge area surrounding the White House has been closed off to all vehicles and pedestrians.

We will keep you updated as more details emerge.


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