White House press briefing interrupted amid security concern

Jun 9, 2015 2:37 PM by News Staff

WASHINGTON (AP) - Part of the White House has been evacuated amid security concerns.

Secret Service officers interrupted a live, televised press briefing with the White House press secretary on Tuesday and evacuated the James S. Brady Briefing Room shortly after 2 p.m. The officers would not say what prompted the evacuation, and the White House had no immediate information about the incident.

Reporters were escorted to a driveway separating the West Wing from the neighboring office building. White House officials could be seen continuing to enter and depart the West Wing through a side door.

Evacuations at the White House are rare but not unprecedented.

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