The White House is on lockdown after a security breach has been reported on April 27. An unidentified man threw something over the fence while President Barack Obama was inside the building! Is he okay?
Oh no! President Barack Obama, 54, and the rest of the staff inside the White House are on lockdown for the second day in a row! Police swarmed the Washington D.C. building after a there was a security breach on the White House lawn!
Initially, an unknown situation was reported near the White House on April 27, according to The Sun. A security breach took place close to the fence and not inside the building, which is good because Barack was reportedly still inside the White House when it happened. He wasn’t going anywhere after the Secret Service put the whole place on lockdown.
It turns out that a man had thrown his “personal belongings” over the fence near the North Lawn of the White House around 10:30 A.M., according to a statement from Robert Hoback, spokesman for the Secret Service. The alleged “thrower was “immediately taken into custody” by uninformed officers, per The Hill. As of 12:00 P.M. EST, the lockdown was still in effect.
D.C.’s Metropolitan Police were also investigating a suspicious package at 15th Street and New York Avenue NW, according to WJLA. While the Secret Service was involved, it was not immediately known if these two incidents were related. “Protective sweeps of the North grounds are ongoing,” Robert said in his statement. “Once complete, the White House Complex will return to normal operations.”
Another day, another WH lockdown. Lafayette Square closed pic.twitter.com/f6bql0ESEo
— Jordan Fabian (@Jordanfabian) April 27, 2016
Barack is probably getting used to having his home go into lockdown, as this is the second time in two days that there’s been a security breach! On April 16, a robbery suspect jumped the fence outside the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, after allegedly snatching a woman’s purse near 17th Street near Pennsylvania Avenue, per NBC News. The Secret Service quickly caught the man, and EMTs treated the alleged thief, per NBC News, as he cut his hand while climbing over the White House fence.
What do you think about this second White House lockdown, HollywoodLifers? Do you think this will happen for a third-straight time?