Secret Services checks unattended package at White House

AP News
Posted: Aug 22, 2017 2:06 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service and Washington police are investigating a package left near a White House fence.

The Secret Service stated on Twitter Tuesday that, with local law enforcement, they were "responding to an unattended package near the North Fence of the @WhiteHouse Complex."

In a subsequent tweet, the Secret Service said that pedestrian traffic on Pennsylvania Avenue and in Lafayette Park was "restricted due to law enforcement activity."

A Secret Service spokesman said no further information was available.

President Donald Trump was not at the White House Tuesday afternoon. The president was traveling to Arizona for a visit to the border and a rally.