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BULLETIN: Security Incident Near White House

DEVELOPING STORY: The White House was evacuated and shut down Sunday night by the U.S. Secret Service due to a hazmat situation.

“Precautionary closures were implemented around the White House complex this evening after an unknown item was discovered by Uniformed Division Officers,” spokesman Anthony Guglielmi wrote on Twitter.

“As a precaution, the White House grounds were evacuated, and the DC Fire Departments Hazmat team responded,” the spokesman said. 

Twitter users reported that the Ellipse, Lafayette Park, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue were all shut down.

The Gateway Pundit reports that the suspicious item tested positive for cocaine hydrochloride.

Earlier in the day someone exploded bombs and a molotov cocktail at a grocery store, bank and a Nike store. The suspect in those attacks is still on the loose.

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