Secret Service gives all clear after unattended package discovered near White House fence

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WASHINGTON, DC. (WFLA) – The White House lawn was evacuated on Tuesday afternoon after an unattended package was found near the north fence of the White House.

Around 1:40 p.m. the Secret Service tweeted that its agents and the Washington DC police were investigating the unattended package.

All members of the press were evacuated from the White House lawn. Construction crews who were working in the area were also evacuated.

The Secret Service told all members of the press and construction crews to go inside immediately.

At 2:15 p.m. the Secret Service tweeted that it had cleared the unattended package.

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