White House barrier hit by vehicle, Secret Service says

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White House barrier hit by vehicle, Secret Service says

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Media captionScene outside White House after car incidentA vehicle has struck a barrier outside the White House and a woman has been held, the Secret Service says. “An individual driving a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier near the White House at 17th & E”, they tweeted.The driver, an unknown female, was immediately taken into custody by the Secret Service.Her vehicle did not breach the security barrier of the White House and no officials were injured, they said.No shots were fired, the Secret Service says. President Trump was inside the White House at the time meeting Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.An image of the small white van, with a Tennessee number plate, showed that the windscreens in the back and on the driver’s side had been shattered.

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According to reporters locked in the press room, Secret Services officers were seen running toward the residence.The White House was placed on lock down and security officials are on high alert, reporters say.

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