We’re just getting reports that a vehicle has crashed into the security infrastructure surrounding the White House. The vehicle was reportedly driven by a female who is now in the custody of the Secret Service.
— 13News Now (@13NewsNow) February 23, 2018
Below is the Fox News report:
A vehicle struck a security barrier near the White House Friday afternoon, according to the Secret Service.
The Secret Service tweeted that the driver was “immediately apprehended.” The agency says the vehicle “did not breach” the security barrier of the White House complex.
It was originally reported that shots were fired sometime during the crash, but that has been refuted. The White House remains on lockdown.
— Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) February 23, 2018
The White House is confirming that no Secret Service agents have been hurt in the incident:
A spokesman said: “An individual driving a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier near the White House at 17th & E.
“The vehicle did not breach the security barrier of the White House complex.
“The female driver of the vehicle was immediately apprehended by Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers.
“No law enforcement personnel were injured during the incident involving a vehicle hitting a barrier near the White House.”
Earlier today, President Trump delivered a well-received address to conservative activists at an annual conference hosted just outside the city.
This is not the first vehicle crash near the White House during Donald Trump’s presidency, and it’s definitely not the first scare. Just last month, a man with a gun was arrested just outside the White House grounds.
This is a breaking story. We’ll refresh it as soon as more details become available.
Update: Video from the scene has been obtained:
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) February 23, 2018
The Austrian Prime Minister was still inside the White House when the crash occurred:
The White House has been put on lockdown after a vehicle struck a security barrier while Donald Trump was hosting Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull inside pic.twitter.com/ga90AzY0TG
— Sky News (@SkyNews) February 23, 2018