WASHINGTON - WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says they have taken a man into custody who was carrying a package near the White House after he made suspicious comments to an officer.
Suspicious package investigation continues; suspect in custody! pic.twitter.com/O25gr5B72f— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) March 28, 2017
A Secret Service official says an explosive ordinance team was on the scene on Tuesday morning to examine the package about a block from the White House.
A security perimeter was established near the White House grounds, but Secret Service officials say all other West Wing activity is proceeding normally.
USSS is investigating suspicious package; security perimeter established & members of the public & media are being moved to safe a distance— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) March 28, 2017
The investigation comes after two recent fence-jumping incidents at the White House.
A California man was charged with jumping the fence while carrying two cans of Mace. And a woman from Washington state got tangled up in her shoelaces trying to jump the fence last week.
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