Saturday 18 August 2018

The White House on lockdown following incident

President Donald Trump gestures as he answers questions during a news conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Donald Trump gestures as he answers questions during a news conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

The White House is on lockdown after a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier.

The US Secret Service tweeted that the vehicle "did not breach the security barrier of the White House complex".

The agency added that the female driver of the vehicle was "immediately apprehended".

Witnesses saw a commotion on the White House grounds as security officers responded.

President Donald Trump is hosting Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the White House.

Mr Turnbull is remaining at the White House as the incident is being investigated.

The Secret Service said no shots were fired during the incident, and no law enforcement personnel were injured.

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