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Honda Causes White House on Lockdown: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

The White House has been placed on a lockdown after reports of a suspicious car around the northwest gate of the building, reports The Associated Press. At 5:45 (ET), the White House was given the all-clear.

Here’s what you need to know:


1. A Honda Prompted the Lockdown

A car was parked at the northwest gate of the White House:


2. The Car is Believed to Have Followed Obama’s Daughters to the White House

There are conflicting reports as to who the car was following. Originally it was thought to be the motorcade of Secretary of State John Kerry but NBC’s Peter Alexander believes it was Obama’s daughters in the car. CBS DC has also said that the car was trying to follow Obama’s daughters through a checkpoint.

Al Jazeera’s Patty Culhane has tweeted that the driver of the car, a Honda, was “confused.” He has been taken into custody by members of the Secret Service.


3. The White House Press Corps is the Most Affected

White House Lockdown

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Reporters were moved from the White House’s press room after the lockdown was ordered. This coming just days after they were honored by the White House at the correspondents dinner.


4. Obama Was Home

Barack Obama White House Lockdown

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President Barack Obama was in the White House at the time and was scheduled to meet with John Kerry at 4:15 p.m.


5. This Will Bring Back Memories of the Miriam Carey Incident

Miriam Carey, Capitol Building Suspect.

(Facebook)

This lockdown comes less than a year after Miriam Carey forced a similar situation due to her erratic driving around Pennsylvania Avenue.

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