Driver in custody after crashing into White House gates

A driver was in custody Monday after crashing a vehicle into an exterior gate of the White House complex, a spokesman for the Secret Service wrote on X.

“Shortly before 6p.m., a vehicle collided with an exterior gate on the White House complex,” Anthony Guglielmi, a Secret Service spokesman wrote on X. “The driver has been taken into custody & we are investigating the cause & manner of the collision.”

In a subsequent tweet after 7:30 p.m., Guglielmi said the vehicle had been cleared from the scene and that traffic closures would be lifted for the area. He added that the driver remains in custody as the investigation continues.

Guglielmi warned of possible traffic implications at the intersection of 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, which is the eastern side of the White House complex near the Treasury Building.