The Secret Service are currently responding to an incident along the White House North Fence Line.
Officials say the White House is on lockdown following a police/medical incident, but have not provided any further details into it. Several media reports have indicated that a man reportedly attempted to set himself on fire in front of the White House, but he has been taken into custody since.
The White House remains on lockdown at this time. AFP’s Sebastian Smith says that the Secret Service has ordered all press to go indoors.
We will provide more information as it becomes available.
ALERT: Secret Service personnel are responding to a police/medical incident on Pennsylvania Ave. along the @WhiteHouse North Fence Line.
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) April 12, 2019