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Driver arrested after trying to gain entry into White House complex, Secret Service says

A United States Secret Service agent stands guard at the White House (Matt Popovich/Flickr)

The driver of a black Mercedes-Benz SUV was arrested Thursday morning after trying to tail another vehicle into the White House grounds, according to news reports.

“The situation sparked a response by Secret Service agents and the Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit from the DC police department,” FOX 5 DC reported.

The Secret Service said the Mercedes was unauthorized and were searching the SUV.

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Several roads around the White House were closed.

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