White House on alert after 'metal object' hurled over fence

Emergency personnel in protective suits walk to the Northeast gate to the White House from Pennsylvania Avenue during a security lockdown of the White House grounds in Washington, DCAuthorities temporarily placed the White House on lockdown Monday after someone threw a metal object over the fence around the presidential mansion, officials said. Reporters working at the White House said a woman had been arrested. “An individual threw a metal object over the north fence line at the White House,” the Secret Service said in a statement after the approximately three-hour lockdown ended.

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