Driver is taken into custody after crashing into gate outside White House

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Written By Maya Cantina
  • Anthony Guglielmi, a spokesman for the Secret Service, confirmed the crash
  • He said the driver of the vehicle has been taken into custody
  • The area to the east of the White House remains closed to traffic, he said 

A driver has been taken into custody after his vehicle crashed into the gate surrounding the White House.

The arrest was confirmed on Monday evening by Anthony Guglielmi, a spokesman for the Secret Service.

He said the crash happened on the east side of the White House complex, by Pennsylvania Avenue and 15th Street. 

‘Shortly before 6p.m., a vehicle collided with an exterior gate on the White House complex,’ he wrote on X. 

‘The driver has been taken into custody & we are investigating the cause & manner of the collision. 

‘Expect traffic implications at 15th Street & Pennsylvania Ave & adjacent intersections.’

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