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Secret Service officer assaulted outside White House, agency says

A U.S. Secret Service officer was assaulted outside of the White House on Aug. 9. (Oliver Contreras for The Washington Post)

A man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after a uniformed officer with the U.S. Secret Service was assaulted outside the White House, according to a spokesman for the agency.

The incident occurred about 12:30 p.m. in the 1600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue NW, which is a pedestrian thoroughfare and a prime location for tourists and others wishing to see the White House.

In a statement, the Secret Service said the attack, near a guard booth at 15th Street, was “without provocation” and remains under investigation. The identity of the person who was arrested was not immediately made public.

Injuries to the officer were described as not life-threatening.