Package Tossed Near White House
Dec. 05, 2006
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Streets around the White House were closed Tuesday morning after a woman threw a package into the courtyard of the adjacent Old Executive Office Building.
The woman was taken into custody without incident and was being questioned by the Secret Service, said Darrin Blackford, a spokesman for the service. The package was being investigated but no immediate details were available.
The president was in the White House at the time of the incident.
Streets were closed along Pennsylvania Avenue, between 17th and 18th streets, and along 17th Street between State Place and H Street.