White House On Lockdown After Car Strikes Security Barrier. Driver Arrested
White House staff were on lockdown after a vehicle struck a security barrier near the complex, several news outlets reported Friday.
Officials said a female driver struck a security barrier at a corner near Pennsylvania Ave. but “did not breach the security barrier of the White House complex.” The woman was arrested at the scene, the US Secret Service tweeted.
Witnesses saw a commotion on the White House grounds as security officers responded.
President Trump had just completed a joint press conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull when the incident took place.
Turnbull is remaining at the White House as the incident is being investigated. The Secret Service says no law enforcement personnel were injured in the incident.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.