Suspect arrested after ‘mysterious package’ found near White House

Courtesy of Secret Service

WASHINGTON D.C. (KRON) — A suspect is in custody after the United States Secret Service found a mysterious package near White House grounds.

The package was reported by officials on Twitter just before 8:00 a.m.

Members of the media and the public were moved a safe distance away from the package, the Secret Service said.

Roads were also being closed around the area.

At 8:50 a.m., officials reported a suspect was in custody, and that the investigation will continue.

The grounds are now cleared, and all road closures are lifted.

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