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Secret Service: the vehicle hits the barrier in the vicinity of the White House
A woman drove a car into a security barrier near the White house was immediately arrested, with no shots, according to the Secret Service.
The Secret Service arrested a driver on Friday afternoon after you plowed your car into a security barricade at the White house entrance.
Law enforcement sources told Fox News that the driver intentionally made the barricade. But did not describe it as an attack against the White house, said the woman suffers from mental health problems, and the crash was not about President Trump.
The incident nevertheless caused to increase the White house security. It remained on lockdown for about an hour.
The driver was identified as Jessica Ford, a law enforcement source confirmed to Fox News. The woman is 35 years old and from La Vergene, Tennessee, according to a statement from the Secret Service.
A Secret Service officer checks a white car, struck a security barrier guarding the southwest entrance to the White house from the grounds of 17th Street n Washington on Friday.
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
“The Secret Service had previous encounters with the female in the vicinity of the White house, which said to numerous arrests for a variety of criminal violations,” the statement.
UPDATE: The driver of the vehicle was immediately arrested by Secret Service Uniformed division officers.
— U.S. Secret Service (@the secret service) 23. February 2018
She was accused Friday “with numerous criminal violations,” and turned to the District of Columbia police department.
The view down 17th Street, according to secret service reports, a car crashed into a barrier along the perimeter of the White House complex. pic.twitter.com/ClhtIoTKHF
— Tim Hanrahan (@TimJHanrahan) 23. February 2018
The incident occurred as the President of Trump hosting Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in the interior.
Witnesses saw a commotion on the White house grounds as a safety responded to officers.
The Secret Service later tweeted that the vehicle, a white minivan, “non-violation” of the security barrier, and the driver was taken “immediately.”
“No law enforcement personnel were injured, as the incident with a vehicle collision with an obstacle in the vicinity of the White house,” the Secret Service.
Many thanks to the great men and women of the United States @the secret service for a job well done!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 23. February 2018
The Secret Service also said that no shots were fired during the incident.
In a tweet Friday evening, President Trump, the great men and women of the “U.S. Secret Service” for a job, paid tribute to made “good!”
Fox News’ John Roberts, Jennifer Bowman, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.