Secret Service Clears Suspicious Vehicle Near White House

A suspicious vehicle stands with its doors, hood and tailgate open after being inspected in front of the New Executive Office Building, tying up rush hour traffic for blocks near the White House, February 21, 2018 in Washington, DC. The vehicle was later declared safe.
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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.

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.

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