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Precautionary closures were implemented around the White House Sunday evening following discovery of an unknown item by Uniformed Division Officers, according to United States Secret Service Chief of Communications Anthony Guglielmi.
DC Fire and EMS were contacted to evaluate, Guglielmi also said in a Sunday evening tweet.
In an update, Guglielmi said precautionary closures would be lifted "soon" as DC Fire had cleared the unknown item as non-hazardous.
Guglielmi thanked the Secret Service Uniformed Division as well as DC Fire and EMS and the DC Police Department for their "unwavering partnership."
The discovery of the unknown, non-hazardous item in the White House area comes after explosives were detonated at multiple DC businesses within minutes Sunday morning, as TheBlaze reported.
DC Fire and EMS told TheBlaze Sunday night they could not confirm any details regarding the unknown item, saying it was a Secret Service investigation.
This is a breaking story which will be updated as new details are confirmed.
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