A man who breached the lawn of the grounds of the White House has been taken into custody, according to the Secret Service.
“An individual climbed over a security barrier on the south side of the White House Complex between the Ellipse and E Street,” the group said in a tweet. “The individual dropped a backpack and was immediately taken into custody on E Street by Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers.”
An individual climbed over a security barrier on the south side of the @WhiteHouse Complex between the Ellipse and E Street. The individual dropped a backpack and was immediately taken into custody on E Street by Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers.
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) June 18, 2018
The White House was placed on lockdown while authorities work to identify the contents of the backpack.
This story is developing.
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