White House Lockdown Lifted After Packages Thrown Over Fence

UPDATE: May 8, 2014 10:50 p.m.

LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — A lockdown placed on The White House for the second time in three days has been lifted, the Secret Service says.

Two people tossed suspicious packages over the fences at the White House’s North and South lawns at the same time Thursday afternoon, according to authorities.

The Secret Service has cleared both packages. Two people have been taken into custody, according to multiple reports.

As a part of the investigation, E Street NW and Pennsylvania Avenue NW were closed between 15th and 17th streets but have since reopened.

On Tuesday, a man was taken into custody after attempting to follow the motorcade of President Barack Obama’s daughters through a White House checkpoint, the Secret Service says.


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