Sputnik White House Correspondent Cara Rinkoff reports that a lockdown is in place on the grounds of the White House.
— Cara Rinkoff (@CaraRinkoff) September 12, 2017
Witnesses said the police presence seems larger than usual.
— BRH (@ithaca_rockey) September 12, 2017
On Monday, the White House experienced a brief lockdown upon US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump returning to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue from a 9/11 memorial. The Secret Service reported two individuals threw a sign and a notebook over the White House's northern fence line. One suspect was arrested by the Washington DC Police Department, the president's security team said via Twitter.
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) September 11, 2017
The "suspicious package has been cleared," the Secret Service announced via Twitter around 2 p.m. local time.
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) September 12, 2017