Man with suspicious package in custody, White House lockdown lifted

The White House was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning, following the report of a suspicious package near the grounds.

Reporters and journalists took to Twitter shortly before 10:30 a.m., saying the White House was placed on lockdown, the lawns were cleared and they were locked inside.

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White House placed on lockdown
BREAKING: White House evacuating the North lawn
NEW: Secret Service agents just cleared all media/visitors off White House North Lawn. Snipers seen roaming property.
White House on lockdown at 10:25am for a “suspicious package” per Secret Service Uniformed Division officer
.@SecretService investigating suspicious package near @WhiteHouse grounds. Road closures in effect.
USSS is investigating suspicious package; security perimeter established & members of the public & media are being moved to safe a distance
BREAKING: Secret Service investigating suspicious package near White House grounds. North Lawn still closed. Road closures in effect.
Secret Service patrolling the North Lawn. Rumors of a suspicious package.
New: Suspicious package on Pennsylvania Avenue, lockdown for one hour.
Reporters in the West Wing waiting for the lockdown to end.
White House press room on lockdown
BREAKING: Secret Service tells me a man approached the White House and claimed to have a bomb
NEW: Secret Service tells me that the man taken into custody had a warrant out for his arrest
NEW: Secret Service tells me a bomb robot is being sent to investigate the package
Lockdown lifted at 11:37AM. All clear now.
Suspicious package investigation continues; suspect in custody!

The Secret Service confirmed they were investigating a "suspicious package" discovered near the White House and added that road closures are in effect.

White House correspondent for Sputnik Andrew Feinberg tweeted the White House lockdown was lifted at 11:37 a.m. The Secret Service then tweeted that the investigation into the suspicious package was ongoing and a suspect was in custody.

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