The malefactor tried to follow the car that passed on the pass-through external checkpoint of a complex.
The US secret service on Thursday detained a man while trying to drive without permission to the territory of the White House. This is stated in the message of the service on Twitter.
It notes that the attacker tried to follow the car, passed through the pass through the outer checkpoint of the complex. Employees of the special service responsible for the protection of the presidential residence stopped an unknown car and detained its driver.
Earlier, the US Secret service reported the closure of a number of streets around the White House, including the part of Pennsylvania Avenue connecting the White House and the Capitol.