Another day, another threat on President Trump’s life. Every week secret service seems to be arresting one person or another as liberal media continues to put violent fears in people’s minds. Today, the White House had to be shut down for security, holding all reporters in the press room, and now allowing anyone else to wander the grounds, when secret service arrested a man holding a package making “suspicious threats”.
Secret service took their time examining the package, and allowed everyone to freely walk the grounds once they were sure that there was nothing harmful in there. The man was in custody while they were inspecting the package, but it is unclear if he was let go or charged with anything.
President Trump said that secret service has been doing an amazing job despite the hardships they’ve had to face.
The Daily Mail also states:
Reporters first started tweeting about the incident around 10:25am.
NBC’s Peter Alexander wrote that all media and visitors were cleared off the White House’s North lawn before snipers started ‘roaming’ the property.
Just before 11am, the Secret Service confirmed that they were investigating a suspicious package near the grounds.
About 50 minutes later, they said they had a suspect in custody and that they were continuing to investigate the package.
A Secret Service agent said that the suspect carrying a package approached an officer at 15th and Pennsylvania Avenue – about half a block from the White House – around 10:15am and made ‘suspicious’ comments.
They then seized his package and took the suspect into custody.
Trey Yingst, a reporter for One America News Network, tweeted that the fears were that the man had a bomb.
Explosives teams are reportedly investigating the package behind a security perimeter.
In the meantime, East Wing tours have been suspended but all other activity continues as normal.
During the incident, pictures showed a Secret Service agent locking reporters inside the press briefing room for safety.
The handful of reporters who got to the White House a few hours ahead of the daily briefing were seen passing the time on their phones as they waited for the security incident to end.
The incident comes a week after a woman tried to jump the White House fence, but got her shoelaces stuck.
During the security incident, President Trump continued to tweet by dissing the ‘failing’ New York Times.