White House Lockdown Lifted After Unattended Package Discovered

The package was found in nearby Lafayette Park.

— -- The White House was briefly placed on lockdown this afternoon after the Secret Service discovered an unattended package in nearby Lafayette Park.

The Secret Service swept the park, and had closed off the greenspace and Pennsylvania Avenue, a Secret Service spokesperson said.

President Obama was not at the White House.

The lockdown was lifted at roughly 3:36 p.m, according to the Secret Service.