Vehicle strikes White House barrier, driver apprehended

From Reuters - February 23, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A passenger vehicle struck a White House security barrier on Friday but did not breach it, and the female driver was immediately apprehended, the U.S. Secret Service said.

No shots were fired and no law enforcement personnel were hurt, the Secret Service said in a series of tweets.

This minivan came and crashed into the barricade and tried to push through the barricade and his tires were burning rubber and a lot of smoke was coming up, eyewitness Chris Bello, 50, of New York, told reporters near the scene.

And then about 30 seconds after that the two security guards that were in the booth, you know, ordered him to stop doing what he was doing and he didnt listen, Bello said.

The White House was put on lockdown following the crash, which occurred shortly after a meeting there between President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who was still at the White House.


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