Loud Noise Triggers Security Alert at White House Just Before President Obama and Family Leave for Selma; White House on Lockdown

© AP Photo/Susan Walsh Journalists cover the landing of Marine One, with President Barack Obama on board, as it kicks up snow as it lands on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 6, 2015. A loud noise was heard on the White House's South Lawn just before U.S. President Barack Obama and his family were due to take off by helicopter, a White House pool report said on Saturday.
© AP Photo/Susan Walsh Journalists cover the landing of Marine One, with President Barack Obama on board, as it kicks up snow as it lands on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 6, 2015. A loud noise was heard on the White House’s South Lawn just before U.S. President Barack Obama and his family were due to take off by helicopter, a White House pool report said on Saturday.

A loud noise was heard on the White House’s South Lawn just before U.S. President Barack Obama and his family were due to take off by helicopter, a White House pool report said on Saturday.

It said the noise prompted Secret Service agents to move the press back into the briefing room and lock the doors. Obama and his family were not yet on the South Lawn.

No further details were immediately available.

Source: Reuters

(Reporting by Washington Speed Unit; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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