White House lockdown triggered by loud noise now contained

March 7, 2015 18:26

A White House lockdown triggered by a loud noise on Saturday morning is now contained and there is no serious threat, media reports said.

A tweet by WTOP local radio quoted the Secret Service as saying there was a fire on a street corner outside the White House but that it was not considered a serious threat and the security situation was now contained.

Other media said a street food vendor truck nearby was on fire.

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