Vehicle strikes security barrier by White House, driver apprehended

A woman who drove a car into a security barrier near the White House was immediately apprehended with no shots fired, according to the Secret Service.

The Secret Service apprehended a driver Friday afternoon after she plowed her vehicle into a security barricade at a White House entrance.

Law enforcement sources told Fox News that the driver intentionally hit the barricade. But they did not describe it as an attack against the White House, saying the woman suffers from mental problems and the crash was not about President Trump.

The incident nevertheless caused the White House to increase security. It remained on lockdown for about an hour.

The driver was identified as Jessica Ford, a law enforcement source confirmed to Fox News. The woman is 35 years old and from La Vergene, Tennessee, according to a statement from the Secret Service.

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