White House Placed on Lockdown Tuesday Afternoon
Secret Service responding to an individual who jumped the bike rack along the North Fence Line of Penn Ave. Suspect in custody.
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) May 16, 2017
Social media was abuzz with reports that the Secret Service had placed the White House on lockdown Tuesday afternoon. The U.S. Secret Service’s official Twitter page announced that a suspect jumped the North Fence Line of the White House using a bike rack. CBS’ live video feed confirmed that the Secret Service was clearing the surrounding area. They reported that a suspect was taken into custody. We are awaiting further details. It is unclear if President Donald Trump was inside the White House at the time, though his daily schedule indicates that he was meeting key figures there throughout the day.