The White House in Washington, D.C., is on lockdown now. A suspicious, unattended package was discovered near the grounds.
At 1:15 pm, the White House lawn was cleared of all reporters and construction workers.
Here’s what we know so far.
Lafayette Square, across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House, was also closed to pedestrians.
A Secret Service spokesperson said the agency was investigating an unattended package near the north fence. The agency later tweeted that it had cleared the package.
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) August 22, 2017
Thankfully, no one has been hurt and President Trump is currently is on his way to Phoenix for a tour of a Border Patrol facility and a campaign rally.
Lockdowns have become more common and security around the White House has intensified. Details on today’s lockdown are still coming in.
This is a breaking news story. We will have more updates as they become available.