White House security tightened after reports of man with bomb inside car
Security has been tightened at the White House after a car approached a checkpoint, according to the US Secret Service, Reuters reports. CNN cites two separate officials who say a man drove a car to the building, saying there was a bomb inside the car.
One person was detained late Saturday after the incident, and the vehicle was searched, CNN said. It is not immediately clear if there was any explosive device inside the car. White House guards immediately increased security, while several streets in the vicinity were cordoned off.
What appears to be a developing situation comes several days after a man scaled a perimeter fence, a vehicle gate, as well as another fence surrounding the White House, and walked around for sixteen minutes before being arrested by security.
US President Donald Trump was not inside the building at the time. In recent years, the White House has seen a string of several high-profile trespassing incidents.
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