Box truck crashes into security barriers near White House

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The driver of a box truck was detained on Monday night after crashing into security barriers on Lafayette Square near the White House, a US Secret Service spokesperson said.

“There were no injuries to any Secret Service or White House personnel and the cause and manner of the crash remain under investigation,” Anthony Guglielmi, chief of communications for the US Secret Service, said on Twitter.

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Some roads and pedestrian walkways were closed, the Secret Service said.

The nearby Hay Adams hotel was evacuated, Fox 5 television news reported.

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