A spokeswoman said the driver of the truck that crashed into a security barrier near the White House on Monday was taken into custody by US Secret Service agents.
Vehicle accident in Lafayette Square: Roads and walkways are closed while crews investigate.
Around 10 p.m. Monday night, a U-Haul truck crashed into a security barrier on the north side of Lafayette Square at 16th Street.
According to an official statement released by the US Secret Service, “Just before 10 p.m. on Monday, uniformed Division I officers took the driver of a box truck into custody after his vehicle stopped at a security checkpoint north of Lafayette Square on 16th Street.” collided with the blocker.”
No bodyguards or White House staffers were injured, and the cause and manner of the accident are still under investigation. Roads are closed and pedestrian walkways are closed while we investigate.