Police identify driver of White House barrier crash


An armed woman crashed her car into a barrier near the White House on Friday, briefly sending it into lockdown, authorities said.

Jessica R. Ford, 35, of La Vergne, Tenn., — about 20 miles southeast of Nashville — barreled through a barrier at 17th and E Streets NW near the Old Executive Office Building while holding a pistol, police said.

Ford’s car “did not breach the security barrier of the White House complex” and she was “immediately apprehended” following the 3 p.m. crash, police said. The White House was in lockdown for about an hour.

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