Van strikes security barrier near White House, driver apprehended

Posted on: February 23rd, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Secret Service has apprehended a female driver who struck a security barrier near the White House, the agency reported on Twitter Friday. The vehicle did not breach the security barrier around the White House and no shots were fired, the agency added in subsequent tweets.

Photos from the scene show a white Chevrolet minivan at the security barrier at 17th and E Streets, near the South Lawn of the White House. The back window of the car is broken but it’s unclear how that happened. According to a law enforcement source, the Secret Service Explosives Ordnance Disposal team is examining the vehicle.

“The female driver of the vehicle was immediately apprehended by Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers,” another tweet read.

Security was increased on the White House campus after the incident and video posted on social media shows people being led out of the area.

The Secret Service said no law enforcement officials were injured.

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