White House on LOCKDOWN after suspicious package found ! News

Local officials say they received a call at 515pm local time (10

15pm GMT) Both the Washington DC Fire crew and medical service are on stand by According to local news station Fox News 5 DC, Homeland Security is currently investigating the package Pennsylvania Avenue from 15th to 17th street has been closed Crucially, Pennsylvania Avenue is the main road that passes in front of the White House

Tonight's news comes after a series of suspicious packages were left at a series of locations around the country last October Leading Democratic figures such as Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden were all targeted while a suspected explosive package was also left at CNN's office READ MORE: Venezuela oil imports SURGE as Trump’s troops gather at border In total, the authorities intercepted 14 suspected explosive packages Soon after the authorities did arrest a man in Florida and subsequently charged him with federal charges Then Attorney General, Jeff Sessions confirmed that the man had been charged five offences

Speaking at the time Mr Sessions said: "Let this be a lesson to anyone, regardless of their political beliefs, that we will bring the full force of law against anyone who attempts to use threats, intimidation and outright violence to further an agenda" READ MORE: ISIS WARNING: Terror group to use Trump retreat as RECRUITING tool Mr Sessions also stated that the man, Cesar Sayoc, 56, "appeared to be a partisan" after his van was found with images criticising CNN – a TV station that frequently derided Donal Trump – in it At the time Trump said: "The safety of the American people is my highest and absolute priority "In these times we just have to unify We need to come together and send one very clear unmistakable message that threats or acts of political violence of any kind have no place in America

" FBI Director, Christopher Wray also insisted that "these are not hoax devices" and speculated that more could still be in circulation at the time

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