White House area on brief lockdown after suspicious bag dropped, suspect arrested

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Washington, June 20 : The White House was on a lockdown briefly after a man dropped a backpack and tried to jump a bike rack near the estate on Wednesday.

As per the statement issued by the Secret Service on Twitter, at 2:45 pm a person dropped a backpack and attempted to jump a bike rack along the sidewalk on Pennsylvania Avenue after which he was taken into custody by Secret Service Uniformed Division officers.

“Law enforcement officials are responding to the incident on the sidewalk of Pennsylvania Ave. Pedestrian traffic is closed along Pennsylvania Ave. between 15th and 17th streets to include Lafayette Park,” it tweeted.

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