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Sun Mar 19, 2017, 04:59 AM

Driver detained after White House 'bomb scare'

Source: BBC

Driver detained after White House 'bomb scare'

2 hours ago

From the section US & Canada

One person is in custody after a car drove up to a White House checkpoint on Saturday night, the US Secret Service has said. Security at the White House was immediately upgraded. CNN reported the driver claimed to have a bomb. The vehicle has been declared suspicious and nearby streets have been closed off. US President Donald Trump was at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida at the time of the incident.

The Secret Service, which handles White House security, said the driver had approached a "checkpoint located at 15th Street and E Street NW" at around 23:05 local time (03:05 GMT). The individual was then detained by officers.

The episode was the second scare to hit the White House on Saturday, after a person earlier jumped over a bike rack in a buffer zone in front of the residence. White House spokesman Sean Spicer tweeted that the unnamed person had been unable to make it into the grounds, and praised the "great response" by the Secret Service.
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Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39319335

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 05:38 AM

1. Apparently more crazies hate him than love him. In my 70 plus years, I don't ever remember

3 incidents in a week.

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Sun Mar 19, 2017, 05:41 AM

2. the secret service needs to go back under treasury

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Sun Mar 19, 2017, 09:34 AM

3. dont believe it..remember WH need distration becasue of Monday hearings

and why would just the BBC cover this?

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