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Secret Service investigating suspicious package on White House grounds

Secret Service investigating suspicious package on White House grounds
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The US Secret Service is investigating a suspicious package on the grounds of the White House, a spokeswoman for the agency said on Tuesday. One...

WASHINGTON: The US Secret Service is investigating a suspicious package on the grounds of the White House, a spokeswoman for the agency said on Tuesday. One person has been detained in this connection.

NBC News reported that the south lawn of the White House was on "lock down" due to the package.

President Donald Trump along with Vice President Mike Pence were inside the White House when the package was found.

The US Secret Service "is investigating suspicious package; security perimeter established and members of the public and media are being moved to safe a distance," an official statement said.

The group of media, inside the press briefing room, were asked not to go outside the room.

Roads around the building have also been closed.

The President and the Vice President continued with their daily routine inside the White House .

"You keep us safe," Trump said in a listening session with the Fraternal Order of Police.

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