NBC Washington reports that a person is in custody after a suspicious package was found by Secret Service on the White House grounds.
A suspect is in custody after a suspicious package was found outside the White House, the U.S. Secret Service said on Twitter.
The North Lawn of the White House was evacuated about 10:30 a.m., and journalists were held in the briefing room, as the Secret Service investigated a suspicious package “near White House grounds” Tuesday.
Road closures were in effect around the White House, but had been lifted shortly before 12:20 p.m., the Secret Service said.
This is the 4th incident in two weeks. A woman was arrested multiple times for attempting to scale the White House fence. A man was pulled over and told Secret Service he had a bomb. Now, this.
I truly believe these are planned. Someone is trying to either distract the Secret Service or figure out where their vulnerable points are. Security needs to be beefed up immediately. This is unprecedented.