White House 'incident' cleared, US Secret Service says

A suspect is in custody after jumping a fence

White House 'incident' cleared, US Secret Service says

A bus carrying Senators drives inside the perimeter of the White House in Washington. Picture by: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP/Press Association Images

The US Secret Service says an incident near the White House has been cleared.

Earlier the residence was placed on lockdown, after an individual jumped the bike rack along the North Fence Line of Pennsylvania Avenue.

A suspect is in custody.

Pedestrian traffic has since resumed along the path area near the White House.

US President Donald Trump had been hosting Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for talks.

There were protests in front of the White House for Mr Erdogan's visit.

However, he had left the building by the time it went into lockdown.

Additional reporting: IRN