WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says they have cleared a suspicious vehicle near the White House.
The law enforcement agency says on Twitter Wednesday that vehicle road closures have been lifted, though some areas remain closed to pedestrians.
UPDATE #2: Explosive Ordnance Detection personnel have cleared the suspicious vehicle. Vehicle road closures have been lifted. Pennsylvania Avenue and Lafayette Park remain closed to pedestrians.
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) February 21, 2018
Earlier in the morning, the agency said they were responding to a vehicle near 17th Street, by the White House.
In response the New Executive Office Building was being evacuated and a portion of 17th Street was closed to vehicle traffic.