White House Placed On Lockdown After Car Smashes Into Security Barrier

The White House has been placed on lockdown after a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier surrounding the White House.

The vehicle hit the barrier at 17th and E streets but did not breach it, the US Secret Service said.

The U.S. Secret Service tweets that the vehicle “did not breach the security barrier of the White House complex.”

The agency adds that the female driver of the vehicle was “immediately apprehended.”

Witnesses saw a commotion on the White House grounds as security officers responded.

President Donald Trump is hosting Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the White House.

The prime minister stayed inside the building while the incident was investigated, according to the Press Association.


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