A person who dropped a backpack and tried to jump a bike rack near the White House has been taken into custody by the Secret Service, the agency tweeted Wednesday.
"At approximately 2:45 pm an individual dropped a backpack and attempted to jump a bike rack along the sidewalk on Pennsylvania Ave. The individual was immediately taken into custody by Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers," the agency tweeted around 3 p.m. ET.
Secret Service responded with an update about a half hour later that the backpack had been cleared, and that pedestrian traffic would soon reopen.
It's unclear if the person detained was arrested or will face charges.
Law enforcement officials are responding to the incident on the sidewalk of Pennsylvania Ave. Pedestrian traffic is closed along Pennsylvania Ave. between 15th and 17th streets to include Lafayette Park.
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) June 19, 2019