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The White House was placed on lockdown for three hours Monday afternoon, after a woman threw something over the north fence along Pennsylvania Avenue.
The incident happened just minutes after President Obama returned to the executive residence.
Reporters were not allowed to venture out of the White House press room during the partial lockdown and a call to the Secret Service was not immediately returned.
However, a woman was detained. She was placed in handcuffs. Fire trucks and a hazardous materials response unit were called to the scene.
The woman – who has not been identified – reportedly threw a package over the North Lawn fence. It contained papers and is now being investigated.
Officers in Hazmat suits were seen combing the lawn during the lockdown. It is common for officers to sweep the grounds after such incidents to ensure nothing dangerous was thrown over the fence.