White House: driver detained after truck crashes into security barriers near residence

The driver of a truck has been detained after crashing into security barriers on Lafayette Square, adjacent to the White House grounds, a US Secret Service spokesperson said.

“There were no injuries to any Secret Service or White House personnel and the cause and manner of the crash remain under investigation,” Anthony Guglielmi, chief of communications for the US Secret Service, wrote on Twitter on Monday night.

Some roads and pedestrian walkways were closed, the Secret Service said, and the nearby Hay Adams hotel was evacuated, Fox 5 television news reported.

After initially crashing, the driver hit the barriers a second time, WUSA reported, citing a witness report.

WUSA television showed live pictures of a truck stopped alongside a row of steel bollards and uniformed law-enforcement officers approaching the vehicle.

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Source of data and images: theguardian

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