The suspect is detained after he has tried to drive through a checkpoint at the White House

Suspect is taken into custody after attempting to drive an unauthorized vehicle through a White House security checkpoint

  • The incident occurred at 4.45 am when Secret Service officers said a black SUV was attempting a trail behind an authorized vehicle to the White House complex
  • The vehicle was stopped and a "person was immediately detained," Secret Service spokeswoman Julia McMurray revealed
  • About an hour before the announcement, at 6:16 AM, the secret service released a tweet that revealed that agents & # 39; were responding to a suspicious vehicle & # 39;
  • Employees of the Metropolitan Police Department of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit were deployed on site six minutes later
  • A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded no hazardous or explosive materials
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The secret service took the person into custody on Thursday morning after allegedly attempting to drive an unauthorized vehicle through a White House security checkpoint.

According to officials, the incident happened at 4.45 am when secret service officers said an unauthorized black Mercedes SUV was trying to follow the White House complex behind an authorized vehicle.

The vehicle was stopped and a "person was immediately detained," Secret Service spokeswoman Julia McMurray revealed.

About an hour before the announcement, at 6:16 AM, the secret service released a tweet that revealed that roads around the White House were closed because agents & # 39; responded to a suspicious vehicle & # 39 ;.

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According to officials, the incident happened at 4.45 am when secret service officers said an unauthorized black Mercedes SUV was trying to find an authorized vehicle through a government security post

According to officials, the incident happened at 4.45 am when secret service officers said an unauthorized black Mercedes SUV was trying to find an authorized vehicle through a government security post

The vehicle was stopped and a "person was immediately detained," Secret Service spokeswoman Julia McMurray revealed

The vehicle was stopped and a "person was immediately detained," Secret Service spokeswoman Julia McMurray revealed

The vehicle was stopped and a "person was immediately detained," Secret Service spokeswoman Julia McMurray revealed

Within six minutes, a second tweet said the roads were closed and that the D.C. agents of the Metropolitan Police Department of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit had been deployed.

A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded no dangerous or explosive materials, officials said.

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President Donald Trump was in the White House at the time of the incident and returned from Texas on Wednesday evening.

Trump tweeted at the time of the incident, but did not refer to the vehicle in question.

Images of the scene show uniformed officers combing through piles of clothes next to the black SUV. An officer was seen pulling a large black suitcase out of the trunk of the car.

Images of the scene show uniformed officers combing through piles of clothes next to the black SUV. An officer was seen pulling a large black suitcase out of the trunk of the car

Images of the scene show uniformed officers combing through piles of clothes next to the black SUV. An officer was seen pulling a large black suitcase out of the trunk of the car

Images of the scene show uniformed officers combing through piles of clothes next to the black SUV. An officer was seen pulling a large black suitcase out of the trunk of the car

About an hour before the announcement, at 6:16 am, the secret service released a tweet that revealed that roads around the White House were closed because agents "responded to a suspicious vehicle"
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About an hour before the announcement, at 6:16 am, the secret service released a tweet that revealed that roads around the White House were closed because agents "responded to a suspicious vehicle"

About an hour before the announcement, at 6:16 am, the secret service released a tweet that revealed that roads around the White House were closed because agents "responded to a suspicious vehicle"

A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded no dangerous or explosive materials, officials said

A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded no dangerous or explosive materials, officials said

A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded no dangerous or explosive materials, officials said

Officials did not immediately release the identity of the person who was detained, and no further details were given about the person's motive.

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The person was detained and has since been charged with illegal entry.

According to ABC7, the Mercedes driver also has $ 1,335 in parking violations.

Roads around the White House and Lafayette Square have since reopened.

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