White House locked down; 'Occupy' protestors behind the act?


White House
Washington, Jan 18: In what can be considered as a major security scare, a smoke bomb was tossed from the fence to the White House on Tuesday night. Secret service personnel have stated that the White House has been locked down.

The premises of the White House was crowded with as many as 1000 protestors from the 'Occupy Wall Street' gathering there.

After the secret service officials dispersed the mob, the US Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie said that there were no arrests made in the incident. It has also been reported that no one is being let in or let out from the White House premises as a matter of precaution. People within the White House have especially been prevented from exiting through the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the building till the matter is brought under control.

The US secret service have rushed to take control over the situation and are trying to verify if the smoking object was thrown through the fence and trying to recover them.

More details awaited.

OneIndia News

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