The White House officials had to deal with an intense situation after an unattended package was found inside the premises. According to the Secret Service, the White House was placed in a lockdown mode on Tuesday after the the package was found. According to The Hill, the agents cleared White House’s North Lawn around 1:15 pm and the journalists and the construction workers who were present there at that time were sent to the grounds in the West Wing. Lafayette Square, across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House were forbidden for pedestrian entry too.
Donald Trump was not present in the White House at that time since he had left Washington DC for his rally in Arizona scheduled for Tuesday night. The Secret Service after coming across the package said that it was investigating the matter.
This not the first time that White House has been placed under a lockdown. In the recent months many such incidents have come to fore and some of them had to do with suspicious packages being found in the premises as well as some fence jumping incidents.