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The White House was sent into lockdown Tuesday afternoon, shortly after a suspicious vehicle trailed Obama’s daughters motorcade into the White House. The driver was arrested and the vehicle was searched for explosives.
55 year old Matthew Evan Goldstein, an employee of the US Department of Treasury was arrested for unlawful entry. Goldstein works in the building next to the White House but did not have authorization to access the White House entrance. It is unclear if he simply made a wrong turn or had malicious intent. The lockdown lasted about an hour and was lifted around 5:40pm
CNN reports on the incident:
- -- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2013 -- Sasha (L) and Malia Obama, daughters of US President Barack Obama, take a photo of themselves during the Presidential Inaugural Parade on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/JOE KLAMARJOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images