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White House goes into lockdown for an hour; after this breach

Reports indicated that the 35-year-old female driver was immediately apprehended

White House goes into lockdown for an hour; after this breach

After a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier, the White House was on lockdown for about an hour.

According to local media reports, the driver was seen as armed.

Though later it was the US Secret Service tweeted that the vehicle did not breach the security barrier of the White House complex.

No shots were fired during the incident, the Secret Service said.

Reports indicated that the 35-year-old female driver was immediately apprehended after the incident.

Sources informed that the driver was identified as a resident of La Vergne, Tennessee.

President Donald Trump had been hosting Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the White House.

Turnbull remained at the White House as the incident was being investigated.

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