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Secret Service: Car Attempted To Follow Obama Daughters’ Motorcade Through White House Checkpoint

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Members of the Secret Service stand near a car on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House May 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. The area was locked down after the car was able to pass one of the road blocks protecting the White House campus. The two-block stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House was closed to automobile traffic by US President Bill Clinton in 1995 as a security measure. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Members of the Secret Service stand near a car on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House May 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. The area was locked down after the car was able to pass one of the road blocks protecting the White House campus. The two-block stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House was closed to automobile traffic by US President Bill Clinton in 1995 as a security measure. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — A driver was been taken into custody after attempting to follow the motorcade of President Barack Obama’s daughters through a White House checkpoint, the Secret Service says.

The White House was on lockdown for a short time after the first reports of an unauthorized vehicle came through at around 4:40 p.m. It has since been lifted.

The driver, who has been identified as 55-year-old Mathew Evan Goldstein, has since been taken into custody although nothing was found in the car that posed a threat.

He has been charged with unlawful entry.

A man is taken into custody by Secret Service after a car ran a roadblock on Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House May 6, 2014. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

A man is taken into custody by Secret Service after a car ran a roadblock on Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House May 6, 2014. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

This story will be updated as more details become available.

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