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Access to White House restored after items thrown over fence

AP  |  Washington 

The US Secret Service has restored access to the and surrounding areas after objects were thrown over the fence.

The agency -- which is responsible for security at the -- tweeted that a male subject has been arrested and turned over to the local police department for throwing a sign and a notebook over the Pennsylvania Avenue fence.

The incident prompted a temporary "lockdown" of the White House, meaning no one could enter or leave the area.

Pedestrian access to Pennsylvania Avenue and Lafayette Park directly opposite the executive mansion also was halted for more than an hour.

President Donald Trump was attending a 9/11 ceremony at the Pentagon. He returned to the during the lockdown.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, September 11 2017. 23:13 IST