White House locked down after intruder arrested - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

White House locked down after intruder arrested

Someone who tried to jump the White House fence was taken into custody Friday. (Source: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/MGN) Someone who tried to jump the White House fence was taken into custody Friday. (Source: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/MGN)
  • National politicsMore>>

  • The Latest: States suing to force insurance subsidy payments

    The Latest: States suing to force insurance subsidy payments

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 9:31 AM EDT2017-10-18 13:31:22 GMT
    Wednesday, October 18 2017 2:13 PM EDT2017-10-18 18:13:31 GMT
    Sen. Lamar Alexander says President Donald Trump called him Wednesday "to be encouraging" of bipartisan efforts to come up with a plan to stabilize health insurance premiums after Trump stopped them.More >>
    Sen. Lamar Alexander says President Donald Trump called him Wednesday "to be encouraging" of bipartisan efforts to come up with a plan to stabilize health insurance premiums after Trump stopped them.More >>
  • Trump gives more mixed signals in bipartisan health deal

    Trump gives more mixed signals in bipartisan health deal

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 4:01 AM EDT2017-10-18 08:01:13 GMT
    Wednesday, October 18 2017 2:13 PM EDT2017-10-18 18:13:25 GMT

    Under the lawmakers' agreement, the payments would continue for two years while states were given more leeway to let insurers sidestep some coverage requirements imposed by President Barack Obama's health care law.

    More >>

    Under the lawmakers' agreement, the payments would continue for two years while states were given more leeway to let insurers sidestep some coverage requirements imposed by President Barack Obama's health care law.

    More >>
  • Trump: US faces 'once in a lifetime opportunity' on taxes

    Trump: US faces 'once in a lifetime opportunity' on taxes

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 12:11 PM EDT2017-10-18 16:11:22 GMT
    Wednesday, October 18 2017 2:13 PM EDT2017-10-18 18:13:19 GMT
    President Donald Trump says the nation faces a "once in a lifetime opportunity" to overhaul the tax system during a White House meeting with a group of senators.More >>
    President Donald Trump says the nation faces a "once in a lifetime opportunity" to overhaul the tax system during a White House meeting with a group of senators.More >>

(RNN) - Authorities have locked down the White House and detained a suspect carrying two bags who tried to jump the fence on Friday.

A Secret Service official told NBC News the bags the person was carrying were "suspicious," however, their initial screening of the bags did not indicate they contained anything dangerous.

President Barack Obama was at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI, on Friday where he gave a speech before signing the new Farm Bill. He is scheduled to return to the White House Friday evening, according to his schedule on Whitehouse.gov.

Vice President Joe Biden was in Philadelphia on Thursday to help unveil Amtrak's new electric locomotive. He returned to Washington, DC, on Friday morning to attend the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton.

Copyright 2014 Raycom News Network. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly