Josh Earnest, a spokesperson for President Barack Obama stated on Monday, January 26, that the object was recovered by Secret Service agents.,
An unidentified ‘device’ has been found on the grounds of the White House, a US official says.
Josh Earnest, a spokesperson for President Barack Obama, stated on Monday, January 26, that the object was recovered by Secret Service agents.
Earnest stated further that the device does not pose a threat to anyone in the building.
A security perimeter has reportedly been set up around the White House to restrict access to the premises.
President Obama and his wife, Michelle are currently in India on a state visit and will stop over in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday before returning to Washington.
The White House suffered a series of incursions last year which resulted in congressional hearings and the resignation of then Secret Service Director, Julia Pierson.