Woman arrested at WH Easter egg roll
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A woman was arrested Monday at the annual Easter egg roll at the White House for attempting to move a temporary security barrier, Time reported.
The woman was arrested immediately, according to a statement from Robert K. Hoback of the U.S. Secret Service’s Office of Government and Public Affairs.
"Initial investigation indicates the subject had a valid ticket for the event and went through the security screening process along with approximately 30,000 additional guests who also attended the event," the statement said.
The woman was arrested at around the same time a man appeared to draw a weapon and point it at officers at the Capitol Visitor Center, but a Secret Service official said there was no link between the two incidents, according to Yahoo News.
The man at the Capitol was shot by U.S. Capitol Police and transported to a hospital for treatment.
As a result of the incident at the Capitol, people were moved away from the fence lines around the White House. The White House went into lockdown and entrances were shut down as a "precautionary measure."
About 35,000 visitors were expected to attend the egg roll at the White House. It brought in several special guests, including Shaquille O'Neal, Beyonce, Jay-Z and Shonda Rhimes.