White House Placed on Lockdown Due to Unattended Packages

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(Photo credit El KEBIR LAMRANI/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit El KEBIR LAMRANI/AFP/Getty Images)

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LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) – The White House was placed on lockdown Thursday afternoon as the Secret Service investigated two unattended packages, a Secret Service official said.

The first package was discovered around 3:45 p.m. on the north fence line while the second was reported about an hour later.

Uniformed Secret Service and Metropolitan Police officers investigated before the White House was reopened around 5:30 p.m.

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