White House On Lockdown After Male Threw Firecrackers Over North Fence

In a day of tragedy in the nation’s capital, and with everyone understandably on edge especially around the White House, things just keep getting weirder:

Fox News reports gunshots heard near the White House in Washington DC

— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) September 16, 2013

BREAKING: White House locked down in security alert: witnesses

— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) September 16, 2013

Photo: Officers take down suspect after report of shots fired outside White House (FNC) pic.twitter.com/FKfPimthRq

— Jon Passantino (@passantino) September 16, 2013

However, there is good news: it was only firecrakers this time:

  • RTRS – U.S. SECRET SERVICE SAYS A MALE THREW FIRECRACKERS OVER WHITE HOUSE’S NORTH FENCE LINE, SAYS THERE WERE NOT SHOTS FIRED
  • MAN ARRESTED FOR TOSSING FIRECRACKERS OVER WHITE HOUSE FENCE:AP

According to preliminary reports the male in question was not Larry Summers.

    



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