A member of the Secret Service stands near a car in front of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on Pennsylvania Avenue next to the White House on Tuesday. / BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI, AFP/Getty Images
Officials locked down the White House for the second time this week on Thursday, this time because two people threw a pair of suspicious packages over the fence.
The incidents occurred at both the north and south fences, the Secret Service, and two men were in custody.
President Obama was in California at the time of the incident.
The lockdown lasted about an hour and 20 minutes in the mid-afternoon Thursday, as officials examined the packages.
On Tuesday, the Secret Service sealed off the executive mansion and ordered people indoors after an unauthorized vehicle entered an outer security perimeter.
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