According to developing reports Monday, the White House was placed on lock down shortly after President Barack Obama had returned to the executive mansion from his Memorial Day visit to the Arlington National Cemetery.
Shortly after Obama returns from Arlington, woman throws something over White House fence, sparking a lockdown. https://t.co/taXVxJdKCZ
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Local news reports included sightings of emergency personnel — including hazard materials teams — responding to the White House. At least one individual allegedly tossed a suspicious package over the property’s perimeter wall.
Reporters on the scene indicated they were temporarily prevented from leaving the White House grounds, but were later ushered out through a separate exit.
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