Suspicious vehicle spotted near White House

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Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) Roads near the White House were closed for traffic and a building next to it evacuated on Wednesday after a suspicious vehicle was spotted nearby. The roads were reopened after the Secret Service cleared the vehicle.

The vehicle was reported to have been parked near the New Executive Office Building, next to the White House, around 8 a.m. Police closed part of 17th Street for an hour, The Washington Post reported.

A little after that, the Secret Service tweeted that explosive experts had “cleared the suspicious vehicle”, but added that pedestrian areas remained closed.

–IANS

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