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Secret Service examines suspicious package near White House

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WASHINGTON (CBS News) The White House is under a lock down after a man approached an armed guard carrying a suspicious package Tuesday morning.

The U.S. Secret Service has temporarily suspended all tours while they investigate the incident and a security perimeter was established near the White House grounds, but Secret Service officials say all other West Wing activity is proceeding normally.

The suspect has been taken into custody while an explosives ordinance team examines the package about a block from the White House.

The investigation comes after two recent fence-jumping incidents at the White House. A California man was charged with jumping the fence while carrying two cans of Mace. And a woman from Washington state got tangled up in her shoelaces trying to jump the fence last week.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.