A suspect has been detained after an unauthorised vehicle tried to enter the White House complex, the US secret service said.
The vehicle had been tailing another through a checkpoint, it said.
Local TV station Fox 5 published video of police searching a black Mercedes-Benz SUV and said secret service agents had also searched the car.
Officals said the driver was arrested, the station reported, adding that the Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit from the city’s police department also attended the scene.
Several local roads were closed, CNN’s White House reporter, Betsy Klein said in a tweet.
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