BREAKING: Emergency Vehicles On Scene at White House Checkpoint as Man Claims to Have Bomb

More flashing lights and sirens outside of the White House tonight as a man allegedly drove up to a checkpoint at the perimeter and claimed to have a bomb in his car. Here is the scene, via Twitter.


The man, who is now apparently in custody, “pulled up” at about 12:30 and made the bomb claim/threat.

CNN reports that there is no confirmation of any bomb, but that the car is being searched. They also report several streets in the area have been closed and lots of emergency vehicles on scene.

We will post more as it develops.

UPDATE: The President is not at the White House at this time, says spokesman.

UPDATE: Nobles snaps pic from the other side of the perimeter:

UPDATE: Just now (~1:30) Secret Service issues a statement.

On March 18, 2017 at approximately 11:05 pm, an individual drove a vehicle up to a Secret Service checkpoint located at 15th Street and E Street NW. Upon contact with the individual, U.S. Secret Service Uniform Division Officers detained the individual and declared his vehicle suspicious.

In accordance with proper protocols, Secret Service personnel increased their posture of readiness.

Due to the fact that this is an on-going criminal investigation, the Secret Service will not provide any further details at this time.


Naturally, an extremely similar statement to the one issued earlier today after a man jumped over the bicycle racks and attempted to access the White House grounds.

The robot is checking out the car.



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