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Car follows Obama's daughters, sparking White House lockdown

Published on May 7, 2014 9:20 AM
 
A member of the Secret Service photographs a car near the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue on May 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. A car trailed an official motorcade that was carrying the daughters of US President Barack Obama on Tuesday, sparking a brief lockdown at the White House. -- PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP) - A car trailed an official motorcade that was carrying the daughters of US President Barack Obama on Tuesday, sparking a brief lockdown at the White House.

The Secret Service, which is in charge of the president's security, said the vehicle followed the motorcade past a security barrier about 200 metres from the White House.

The driver, 55, was arrested and has been charged with unlawful entry, said Secret Service spokesman Edwin Donovan.

The vehicle "was immediately stopped by Uniformed Division officers," and subsequently investigated, Mr Donovan said.

 
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