Secret Service Lockdown White House Following Delivery Of Suspicious Package
The U.S. Secret Service has officially locked down the White House after a suspicious package was delivered to the grounds along Pennsylvania Avenue.
“We are literally locked in here,” said Megan Pratz, a reporter for Cheddar. “We can’t see much but Secret Service officers just ran across the lawn.”
UPI reports that people were blocked off from walking across the lawn and media were told to stay inside the briefing room until an investigation was complete.
“Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers are responding to an incident involving a suspicious package located on Pennsylvania Ave. Pedestrian traffic is closed along Pennsylvania Ave. between 15th and 17th streets to include Lafayette Park,” the Secret Service wrote on Twitter.
As of now, no further details are available, but, we will keep you updated.
This will be the second time the White House been out on lockdown following reports of a suspicious package in the last five days.