WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) – The White House was placed on lockdown after a vehicle struck a security barrier.
The U.S. Secret Service tweeted that the vehicle “did not breach the security barrier of the White House complex.” No shots were fired during the incident, the Service added.
The agency said that the female driver of the vehicle was “immediately apprehended.”
A law enforcement source told CBS News the woman – Jessica Ford — is known to the Secret Service and is believed to have intentionally rammed the barricade.
She was charged Friday night.
Images from the scene showed an SUV-type vehicle with its rear window smashed at one of the barriers. Authorities were searching the vehicle.
Witnesses saw a commotion on the White House grounds as security officers responded.
President Donald Trump was hosting Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the White House. Turnbull was to remain at the White House as the incident was being investigated.
No law enforcement personnel were hurt during the incident, according to the Secret Service.
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