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Secret Service: Unattended package in park near White House now deemed safe

White House
Posted at 5:26 AM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 08:44:30-04

UPDATE (5:44 a.m.): The Secret Service has deemed the package found in Lafayette Park near the White House to be safe.

Streets in the area will remain closed as emergency personnel clears the scene.

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The Secret Service is shutting down the park near the White House after reports of an unattended package.

The Secret Service reported Tuesday morning that a package was found in Lafayette Park, just in front of the White House.

Street closures are in affect in the area.