USSS: Person taken into custody after dropping backpack, attempting to jump bike rack on Penn. Ave.

WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) -- A person is in custody after the Secret Service says they dropped a backpack and attempted to jump a bike rack along a sidewalk on Pennsylvania Avenue Wednesday afternoon.

The incident happened at around 2:45 p.m. and the person was immediately taken into custody, according to the Secret Service.

The Secret Service says the backpack that was dropped has been cleared by officers and DC Police.

Pedestrian traffic is closed along Pennsylvania Ave. between 15th and 17th streets, including Lafayette Park. This will be lifted momentarily.