HAPPENING NOW: Police activity at White House due to suspicious package being thrown over the White House fence. More to come.
— ABC7News (@ABC7News) May 30, 2016
Bystanders broke out in a shower of tweets about a lockdown at the White House Monday afternoon. And though no major news agency had confirmed a lockdown specifically, at about 1:25 p.m., a Reuters correspondent tweeted that he and other reporters were not able to leave the White House because of an incident.
Reporters not being allowed to leave White House because of incident near gate on Pennsylvania Ave. @POTUS is here on campus.
— Jeff Mason (@jeffmason1) May 30, 2016
Twitter users were the first to get the news out with a blast of eye-witness accounts about emergency vehicles near the White House, which is located at Pennsylvania Avenue, NW and 16th Street, NW.
— Beth Gibson (@MissBethGibson) May 30, 2016
This is a developing story.