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LIVE UPDATES: Vehicle Crashes Into Security Barrier Near White House

UPDATE: 5:51 PM EST - President Donald Trump thanked the U.S. Secret Service for apprehending the female driver.

"Thank you to the great men and women of the United States @SecretService for a job well done!" the president tweeted. 

Original story: 

A vehicle has crashed into a security barrier at the White House, according to reports from the U.S. Secret Service. 

The driver, who has been identified as a woman, hit a security barrier near the White House, the U.S. Secret Service tweeted. The vehicle did not breach the security complex of the White House, and authorities immediately apprehended the driver.

No law enforcement official was injured during the incident and no shots were fired, according to a tweet sent out by the U.S. Secret Service. There is no real threat to the White House, and it is not completely on lockdown, according to CNN. Reports have said the woman intentionally drove the car into the barricade.

On Wednesday, the New Executive Office Building next to the White House was evacuated due to reports of a suspicious vehicle nearby. The vehicle was cleared a short time afterward. 

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