Bomb scare at White House, one detained

Bomb scare at White House, one detained

It was a busy Saturday White House Secret Service officers.

The auto was impounded and was being searched, two law enforcement officials told CNN. The agency said in a statement that the person was apprehended before reaching the fence on the north side of the White House along Pennsylvania Avenue.

The Secret Service described it as an "ongoing criminal investigation". This vehicle was said to be checked by officials.

The incident took place around 11:05 p.m.at a Secret Service checkpoint at 15th and E Street NW.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer praised the Secret Service's response on Twitter.

"This is a test", Keoughan said, as agents tackled him to the ground.

The Secret Service has not confirmed whether a device was found, but said one person had been arrested.

Alarm bells at the White House went off after the security breach attempt, prompting dozens of long-gun-armed officers to run out on the lawn to prevent it.

Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, blasted the Secret Service for both the lapses.

The security alert unfolded as President Trump spent the weekend in Florida at his Mar-a-Lago estate.

The White House has seen a string of high-profile trespassing incidents in recent years.

A man reportedly drove up to the gates and claimed to have a bomb.

The Secret Service stressed that the intruder never made it inside White House.

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