White House placed on partial lockdown

  • Reuters
  • Updated: May 31, 2016 08:50 IST

WASHINGTON: The north side of the White House was placed on security lockdown on Monday because of a suspicious package, a Secret Service official said. The partial lockdown on the Memorial Day holiday occurred while President Barack Obama was home. Reporters were not allowed to leave the White House compound through its northwest gate and flashing lights from emergency responders could be seen nearby.

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