White House lockdown lifted for second straight day

White House lockdown lifted for second straight day

WASHINGTON, DC (RNN) - The Secret Service lifted a lockdown at the White House for the second-straight day Wednesday, this time for something thrown over the fence.

According to the Secret Service, a man threw personal belongings over the north fence, prompting the lockdown. The man was taken into custody.

Sweeps of the grounds were performed before the White House returned to normal operations, the Secret Service said. CNN reported a package containing papers and a phone had been thrown over the fence.

The president was inside when the lockdown was ordered. Traffic was diverted on Pennsylvania Avenue and areas outside the complex were cordoned off.

On Tuesday, a suspected purse thief hopped the fence around 4 p.m. Authorities reported the man did not know he was crossing into the presidential complex, and he was taken into custody without incident.

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