WASHINGTON — The White House was placed on lockdown for about an hour Tuesday.
The lockdown started at about 1:15 p.m. after an “unattended package” was discovered near the north fence line.
Press crews on the White House North Lawn were directed to go inside the James S. Brady briefing room, according to the Washington Examiner.
The Secret Service and Washington, D.C., police investigated the package and the Secret Service said at 2:13 p.m. they had cleared the package from the fence line.
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) August 22, 2017
The lockdown has been lifted, according to ABC News.
Secret Service agents have not provided any additional details.
President Donald Trump is not currently in the building.
Unattended package near the White House causing temporary lockdown. This happens a lot.
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) August 22, 2017
All press cleared off White House North Lawn positions. Secret Service telling reporters & construction crews to go inside immediately.
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) August 22, 2017
WH is on lockdown. Secret Service has sent everyone to the briefing room and cleared the lawn
— Gabby Orr (@GabbyOrr_) August 22, 2017