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White House on lockdown after second security breach

Washington: For the second time in three days, the White House is on lockdown because of a security breach.

The Secret Service says two people threw something over the fence surrounding the White House complex – one person from the south side and one from the north.

The White House is in lockdown after a second security breach in three days.
The White House is in lockdown after a second security breach in three days. Photo: Reuters

The two people were being detained and questioned on Thursday afternoon. Secret Service officers were ordering people in the West Wing to stay inside.

The incident follows an hour-long lockdown on Tuesday after a vehicle followed a motorcade bringing President Barack Obama's daughters home through the gates. The driver was charged with unlawful entry, a misdemeanour.

AP