One Arrested After Trying To Drive Through White House Checkpoint

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(WLNS) – The White House was put on lockdown earlier Tuesday after a car tried to drive into a restricted area.

The United States Secret Service says at 4:40 p.m. a car tried to follow a motorcase through the security checkpoint at 17th and Penn. The car was stopped by the Uniformed Division Secret Service.

The US Secret Service has not identified who’s motorcade was passing through the checkpoint, but President Obama never left the building.
The driver was placed under arrest. The car was swept by the Metropolitan Police Department.

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