WASHINGTON – A person is in custody after the agency stopped a car from trying to enter the White House property
Around 4:45 am a car tried to gain entry by following another car into the complex according to a press release. The persons in the car were immediately detained and car was immediately searched.
Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers are responding to a suspicious vehicle.
Road Closures – 17th from NY Ave to H Street.
– Pennsylvania Ave. from 17th to 18th Street.
– 15th to 17th street (including Lafayette Park) to pedestrian traffic. pic.twitter.com/5lnr2r3uGO
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) November 21, 2019
President Trump was in the White House at the time of the incident.
An unauthorized vehicle attempted to gain entry to the White House complex by following another vehicle that was lawfully entering at an external complex checkpoint, the Secret Service said in a tweet.
The vehicle was stopped and the individual was immediately taken into custody by Secret Service U.D. Officers.