WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The security services have responded to the threat, investigating the vehicle. Soon after the area was reopened.
The US Secret Service told reporters that after the short lockdown, the North Lawn is now "all clear."
The White House north lawn has been locked down while Secret Service investigates a suspicious vehicle on 17th Street, per @ByBrianBennett
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) September 7, 2017
The White House is on lock down, and all media cleared from the North Lawn. Typically happens for suspicious package procedures…— J.D. Durkin (@jiveDurkey) September 7, 2017
The White House north lawn is on lock down: https://t.co/yef9W17UbX— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) September 7, 2017