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first_imgAt approximately 2:45 pm an individual dropped a backpack and attempted to jump a bike rack along the sidewalk on Pennsylvania Ave. The individual was immediately taken into custody by Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers.— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) June 19, 2019 White House is on lockdown, press has been ordered inside. Sounds like there might have been a suspicious package left on Pennsylvania Ave, though that is unconfirmed at this time. pic.twitter.com/6P7k8Z9tXA— Jeff Mason (@jeffmason1) June 19, 2019 The bike racks form an outer perimeter about 10-15 feet away from the actual WH fenceline. But @SecretService take any breach seriously. pic.twitter.com/pwT5tGCTRy— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 19, 2019 Various White House correspondents shared updates about a lockdown on their Twitter pages. Follow Venus on Twitter: @venusupadhayaya The White House and its surrounding area on June 19, 2019. (Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images) The Secret Service and Washington Police Department cleared away the backpack, according to a tweet posted almost an hour after the lockdown.Secret service personnel were photographed taking positions behind trees on the North Lawn of the premises and the press was cleared from the area, according to messages on Twitter by CBS correspondent Mark Knoller. Share this article White House on lockdown; reporters ordered into briefing room. Secret Service not commentinh yet on situation. President is returning from Miami at this hour— West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) June 19, 2019 Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the WH currently locked down due to this incident. https://t.co/UWOiWaq4Uh— Eamon Javers (@EamonJavers) June 19, 2019  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   US News Heavily armed Secret Service seen taking positions behind trees on the North Lawn of the WH. Press then cleared from the area. pic.twitter.com/1zc0R3jNdO— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 19, 2019 The Secret Service took a man into custody who dropped a backpack and attempted to jump a bike rack along the sidewalk on Pennsylvania Ave at 2:45 p.m. on June 19.Law enforcement cordoned off the area and pedestrian traffic was closed along Pennsylvania Ave. between 15th and 17th streets, including Lafayette Park.The bike rack area lay about 15 feet away from the actual White House fence. President Trump was not in the White House at the time of the incident. He was traveling back to the capital from Florida, where he launched his 2020 re-election campaign on Tuesday.The West Wing Reports’ Twitter account, which is run by speaker and author Paul Brandus, wrote on Twitter: “Secret Service not commenting yet on situation. President is returning from Miami at this hour.” Share White House on Lockdown: Secret Service Clear Suspicious Package Left on Pennsylvania Ave By Venus Upadhayaya, Epoch Times June 19, 2019 Updated: June 19, 2019 Law enforcement officials are responding to the incident on the sidewalk of Pennsylvania Ave. Pedestrian traffic is closed along Pennsylvania Ave. between 15th and 17th streets to include Lafayette Park.— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) June 19, 2019 Show Discussionlast_img read more

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