Vehicle strikes security barrier by White House, driver apprehended

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The US White House has been placed in lockdown after a driver rammed a vehicle into a concrete security barrier.

The white vehicle was jammed up tightly against the fence as officers began examining the auto.

This is not the first time a Tennesseean has caused a disturbance at or near the White House.

Television footage showed a White van or SUV with Tennessee license plates stopped at barricade along 17th Street with its rear window shattered.

Ford was charged with a misdemeanor for "unlawful entry" and was ordered by a D.C. superior court judge to stay away from the White House grounds.

Initial eyewitness accounts suggested that shots had been fired, but U.S. Secret Service disputed those reports, adding that the driver was quickly arrested after trying and failing to breach the security barrier.

"A few moments ago, I saw three uniformed Secret Service officers running toward the residence".

UPDATE: No law enforcement personnel were injured during the incident involving a vehicle hitting a barrier near the White House.

October 2013: A female dental hygienist from CT made a U-turn after trying to enter a White House checkpoint. The back window of the vehicle is broken but it's unclear how that happened.

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