The White House returned to normal operations Monday afternoon, ending a lock-down that lasted roughly three hours.

The lock-down began shortly after President Barack Obama returned from delivering a Memorial Day speech at Arlington National Cemetery and it was as a result of someone who threw a metal object over the fence along Pennsylvania Avenue.

Uniformed Secret Service officers immediately apprehended the individual, according to a news release from the protective agency.

A woman was seen in Secret Service custody and in handcuffs outside the White House at about 12:15 p.m. in Washington.

Officers performed “protective sweeps” of the metal object that “were met with negative results,” according to the brief news release, which didn’t identify the object.


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