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White House Placed on Lockdown

Apparently due to an unattended package.

The White House is seen in the early evening September 24, 2008 in Washington, DC.
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Emma Roller
July 17, 2014, 12:05 p.m.

UP­DATE: The lock­down has been called off, ac­cord­ing to the As­so­ci­ated Press. At least one story from Thursday ap­pears to have been eas­ily re­solved.

Just when you thought enough polit­ic­al news had broken in one day.

ABC News is re­port­ing that the White House has been placed on lock­down, with re­port­ers be­ing told to re­main in the press area.

Ac­cord­ing to Jon Karl, a White House re­port­er for ABC, the lock­down was caused by an “un­at­ten­ded pack­age” that was found along the North Lawn fence.

Both Pres­id­ent Obama and Vice Pres­id­ent Biden are away from Wash­ing­ton for the day — Obama spoke about in­fra­struc­ture in Delaware on Thursday, then traveled to New York. Biden is trav­el­ing in De­troit and speak­ing at the Net­roots Na­tion con­fer­ence.

This post will be up­dated as news de­vel­ops.


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