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White House on lockdown after car strikes security barrier

By Danielle Haynes
Secret Service security looks from front lawn of the White House on May 31. The agency put the White House on lockdown Friday after a vehicle struck a security barrier near the property. File Photo by Pat Benic/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/22001beea4bbc273d4dfe2a0b197690c/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Secret Service security looks from front lawn of the White House on May 31. The agency put the White House on lockdown Friday after a vehicle struck a security barrier near the property. File Photo by Pat Benic/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The White House was on lockdown Friday afternoon after a vehicle struck a security barrier near the southwest corner of the property, the Secret Service said.

The agency tweeted that no shots were fired and no law enforcement personnel were injured when the vehicle hit the barrier.

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Officers arrested the female driver, who did not breach the barrier near 17th and E streets.

The crash happened about an hour after President Donald Trump concluded a joint news conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the White House.

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