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The Secret Service has taken a suspect into custody after he claimed to have a bomb in a bag he was carrying near the White House, an agency source told Fox News.
Suspicious package investigation continues; suspect in custody! pic.twitter.com/O25gr5B72f
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) March 28, 2017
The source said the man was outside the fence by the White House when he told officers he had a bomb in the bag. Officers apprehended him, and were investigating the bag on the scene.
The White House is on lockdown and for good reason! In less than a month, there have been two intruders on the property, and now a suspicious package!
Daily Mail reports:
Reporters were locked into the White House press room and the North Lawn was cleared so Secret Service snipers could search the area.