Suspect in Custody After White House North Lawn Evacuated

A suspect is in custody after a suspicious package was found outside the White House, the U.S. Secret Service said on Twitter.

The North Lawn of the White House was evacuated about 10:30 a.m., and journalists were held in the briefing room, as the Secret Service investigated a suspicious package "near White House grounds" Tuesday.

Road closures were in effect around the White House, but had been lifted shortly before 12:20 p.m., the Secret Service said.

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