Lockdown at White House after fire at nearby food cart

March 7, 2015 11:10 PM

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Lockdown at White House after fire at nearby food cart

WASHINGTON — The White House was put under a security lockdown Saturday by the Secret Service after a bomb-sniffing dog alerted handlers to examine a car not far from the presidential residence and offices, an agency spokesman said.

The lockdown, which forced the closing of several roads, followed a fire at a food-vendor cart just outside the White House perimeter. Secret Service officials did not disclose whether the two incidents were related.

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