March 19, 2017 7:45 am
Updated: March 19, 2017 12:39 pm

Suspicious car near White House stopped, driver detained

WATCH: One person is in custody after a suspicious vehicle drove up to a White House checkpoint on Saturday night, according to the Secret Service.


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WASHINGTON — A man who drove to a security checkpoint near the White House in a car that was deemed suspicious has been detained by the U.S. Secret Service.

The car was stopped Saturday night about a half-kilometer from the White House.

The Secret Service says it’s investigating. It hasn’t said what caused the car to be considered suspicious.

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Earlier Saturday someone jumped a low metal barrier just outside a White House fence. About a week earlier a man breached an outer perimeter fence and scaled a vehicle gate to gain entry to the White House grounds, raising questions about lapses in security under the Secret Service’s watch.

© 2017 The Canadian Press

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