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The Northwest Gate at the White House / Alex Brandon, AP

The Secret Service locked down the White House for the second time in three days Thursday, this time after two men tossed separate suspicious-looking packages over the fence.

One object, thrown over the north fence, was a cassette tape, the Secret Service said in a statement. The other man threw a set of papers over the south fence.

On Tuesday, officials sealed off the White House for an hour after a car broke into a motorcade and breached a security perimeter at 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.

Thursday's lockdown lasted about an hour and 20 minutes, as officers took two men into custody and examined the packages.

The Secret Service identified one of the men as Evan Graham and the other as Von Greenbrier Lerriche; it did not provide further details or say whether the men know each other.

President Obama was in California at the time of the incident.



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