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Secret Service detains person in suspicious vehicle near White House

Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 00:59

One person is in custody after a suspicious vehicle drove up to a White House checkpoint on Saturday night, according to the Secret Service who said another person jumped over a bike rack in the White House buffer zone on the same day. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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A person is in custody after a suspicious vehicle drove up to a White House checkpoint Saturday night. The Secret Service hasn't said WHY the vehicle was considered suspicious. But CNN reported the driver claimed to have a bomb. Several streets around the White House were closed in the SECOND scare of the day, while President Donald Trump was out of town. Earlier, a person jumped over a bike rack in a buffer zone in front of the White House, but did not actually make it onto the grounds, according to spokesman Sean Spicer. New questions are being raised about lapses in security under the Secret Service, who said Friday the man who scaled the White House fence on March 10 was on the property's grounds for 16 minutes before being detained. The White House is set to get a bigger, stronger fence following a series of similar incidents dating back to when Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, was still in office.

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Secret Service detains person in suspicious vehicle near White House

Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 00:59