Secret service agents call blocking the White House after the suspicious package has been declared secure
Secret agents call the blocking of the White House after a suspicious package found on Pennsylvania Avenue has been declared safe
- Agency tweeted that the & # 39; suspect & # 39; package was found on Pennsylvania Avenue
- The pedestrian traffic is closed along the avenue while officers are investigating
Secret service agencies have declared a block outside the White House just an hour after a suspicious package was found.
The agency tweeted around 11:30 am on Monday that agents & # 39; are responding to an incident with a suspicious package on Pennsylvania Avenue & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Pedestrian traffic is closed along Pennsylvania Ave. between 15th and 17th street with Lafayette Park, & # 39; the agents added.
Secret service agents (photos & # 39; s that arrived on site) have closed an area outside the White House after a suspicious package is found. The agency tweeted that agents & # 39; respond to an incident with a suspicious package on Pennsylvania Avenue & # 39;
& # 39; Pedestrian traffic is closed along Pennsylvania Ave. between 15th and 17th street with Lafayette Park, & # 39; the agents added
Just an hour later the agency tweeted an update: & # 39; The package along Pennsylvania Ave. has been declared safe by Secret Service and @DCPoliceDept. Pedestrian closures will be lifted soon. & # 39;
President Donald Trump is currently in the White House, where he signed a new sanction regime in Iran earlier Monday morning amid increased tensions.
& # 39; We will continue to increase pressure on Tehran & # 39 ;, Trump told reporters. & # 39; Never can Iran have a nuclear weapon. & # 39;
Trump took part in a photo with the 2019 presidential scholars around the time of the block.
Monday's incident is the second time in a week that a suspicious package has been found.
Last Wednesday, the secret service arrested a man at the White House after dropping a backpack and trying to jump a bike rack.
At that time, the agency wrote on Twitter that the incident occurred around 2.45 pm when & # 39; a person dropped a backpack and tried a bike rack on the sidewalk on Pennsylvania Ave & # 39; to jump.
The authorities immediately detained the man. He was accused of unlawful entry after his arrest. The backpack has been declared safe.
The secret service did not release the name of the suspect.
That specific incident occurred about an hour and a half before the President returned to the White House after a two-day trip to Florida.
No other details were immediately available. President Donald Trump is currently in the White House (secret service agent, file) where he signs a new Iranian sanction warrant amid increased tensions
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