Parts of the White House have been placed on lockdown after a “suspicious package” was discovered, a Secret Service Uniformed Division officer confirmed.
The Secret Service have now started to evacuate the North Lawn.
Images posted to social media showed a Secret Agent locking the press inside the briefing room.
One Secret Service agent told a member of the press; ‘Nobody leave the press room.’
BREAKING: Secret Service tells me a man approached the White House and claimed to have a bomb
— Trey Yingst (@TreyYingst) March 28, 2017