Tuesday, February 20, 2018

White House locked down for second time this week

WASHINGTON — The White House was put on lockdown for the second time this week after two people threw items over fences on opposite sides of the presidential compound at almost exactly the same time Thursday, the Secret Service said.

The lockdown — which went into effect just before 3 p.m. — was lifted after about 90 minutes and both suspects were charged with "throwing objects — missiles," according to Secret Service officials.

Evan Graham allegedly threw a cassette tape over the north fence line, the Secret Service said. Von Greenbrier Lerriche is suspected of throwing "miscellaneous papers" over the south fence line.

The items were thrown "in very close proximity," Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said — both at about 2:52 p.m.

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