The White House is placed on a security lockdown as the country observes the Memorial Day holiday, while officials investigate a suspicious package. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Story: The White House was placed on a security lockdown during the Memorial Day holiday, according to media reports on Monday. The Secret Service would not allow reporters to leave the White House compound through its western gate and flashing lights from emergency responders could be seen nearby. President Barack Obama had visited Arlington Cemetery earlier in the day as part of the annual commemoration for armed services members.