The White House was placed on lockdown by the Secret Service just after 3 p.m. on February 7, reports NBC News via BreakingNews.com.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. A Man Tried to Climb a Fence
2. Nobody Has Been Hurt
We have no reports of any injuries.
3. Obama Isn’t Home
4. 1 Arrest Has Been Made
A man has been arrested by the Secret Service in relation to the lockdown. D.C. police are clearing the bags from the scene. The man never made it over the fence, reports CNN.
5. The World is on Edge Right Now
This lockdown comes as the world is in fear of a terrorist attack at the Sochi Olympic games. The last time the White House went on lockdown back in October 2013, when a woman, Miriam Carey, 34, rammed a barrier on the building’s perimeter. She was pursued by the Secret Service, shot and killed.
A Pegasus Airline flight from the Ukraine landed in Turkey after a hijacker tried to divert the flight to Sochi.Click here to read more