The White House went on lockdown Friday after a vehicle struck a security barrier near the iconic building, the Secret Service said.
The female driver of the white Chevrolet van with Tennessee plates was immediately apprehended around 3:30 p.m. at 17th St. NW and E St. NW, the agency reported on its Twitter feed.
UPDATE: The female driver of the vehicle was immediately apprehended by Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers.
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) February 23, 2018
Her name was not immediately released, but a law enforcement official told NBC News that the woman has mental problems and was known to the Secret Service because she’s been around the White House before.
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