White House no longer on lockdown

Updated at 5:25 p.m.

The White House is no longer on lockdown after D.C. police officers confirmed that an unattended bag left just outside the north fence did not contain harmful materials.

The lockdown lasted more than an hour and a half. A spokesman for the Uniformed Secret Service said after the lockdown ended that he did not know what the contents of the bag were.

Julie Zauzmer is a local news reporter.
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