White House locked down after intruder arrested - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

White House locked down after intruder arrested

Someone who tried to jump the White House fence was taken into custody Friday. (Source: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/MGN) Someone who tried to jump the White House fence was taken into custody Friday. (Source: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/MGN)
  • Government shutdown endNational politicsMore>>

  • Emoluments suit vs. Trump now personal as well as official

    Emoluments suit vs. Trump now personal as well as official

    Saturday, February 24 2018 12:45 AM EST2018-02-24 05:45:34 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 7:27 AM EST2018-02-24 12:27:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). In this Feb. 20, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia on Feb. 23, expanded their lawsuit accusing Trump of accept...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). In this Feb. 20, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia on Feb. 23, expanded their lawsuit accusing Trump of accept...

    AGs of Maryland, DC expand emoluments lawsuit against Trump, suing him not only as president but in his personal capacity as a businessman.

    More >>

    AGs of Maryland, DC expand emoluments lawsuit against Trump, suing him not only as president but in his personal capacity as a businessman.

    More >>
  • White House locked down after vehicle strikes barrier

    White House locked down after vehicle strikes barrier

    Friday, February 23 2018 3:49 PM EST2018-02-23 20:49:01 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 7:27 AM EST2018-02-24 12:27:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). A Secret Service officer rushes past reporters after a vehicle rammed into a security barrier near the White House, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Washington.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). A Secret Service officer rushes past reporters after a vehicle rammed into a security barrier near the White House, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Washington.
    The White House is on lockdown after a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier.More >>
    The White House is on lockdown after a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier.More >>
  • US weighs Sheldon Adelson offer to fund Jerusalem embassy

    US weighs Sheldon Adelson offer to fund Jerusalem embassy

    Friday, February 23 2018 5:05 AM EST2018-02-23 10:05:30 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 7:26 AM EST2018-02-24 12:26:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this May 23, 2017, file photo, Sheldon Adelson, right, talks with Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, before a speech by President Donald Trump at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Adelson has proposed paying for at ...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this May 23, 2017, file photo, Sheldon Adelson, right, talks with Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, before a speech by President Donald Trump at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Adelson has proposed paying for at ...
    President Donald Trump's administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.More >>
    President Donald Trump's administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.More >>

(RNN) - Authorities have locked down the White House and detained a suspect carrying two bags who tried to jump the fence on Friday.

A Secret Service official told NBC News the bags the person was carrying were "suspicious," however, their initial screening of the bags did not indicate they contained anything dangerous.

President Barack Obama was at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI, on Friday where he gave a speech before signing the new Farm Bill. He is scheduled to return to the White House Friday evening, according to his schedule on Whitehouse.gov.

Vice President Joe Biden was in Philadelphia on Thursday to help unveil Amtrak's new electric locomotive. He returned to Washington, DC, on Friday morning to attend the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton.

Copyright 2014 Raycom News Network. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly