White House on lockdown for second time in 3 days

A police officer searches a vehicle after it followed a motorcade through a barrier on Pennsylvania Avenue near the front of the White House, Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in Washington. The Secret Service says access to the White House was halted for about an hour and a man is in custody after the incident. A law enforcement official says the motorcade was returning President Barack Obama's daughters to the White House. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
A police officer searches a vehicle after it followed a motorcade through a barrier on Pennsylvania Avenue near the front of the White House, Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in Washington. The Secret Service says access to the White House was halted for about an hour and a man is in custody after the incident. A law enforcement official says the motorcade was returning President Barack Obama's daughters to the White House. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time in three days, the White House is on lockdown because of a security breach.

The Secret Service says two people threw something over the fence surrounding the White House complex — one person from the south side and one from the north.

The two people were being detained and questioned Thursday afternoon. Secret Service officers were ordering people in the West Wing to stay inside.

The incident follows an hourlong lockdown Tuesday after a vehicle followed a motorcade bringing President Barack Obama’s daughters home through the gates. The driver was charged with unlawful entry, a misdemeanor.

 

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