Secret Service recovers `device` from White House grounds

The US Secret Service has recovered a "device" on the White House grounds, which according to local television reports was a small drone, but White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at a briefing in New Delhi on Monday that the device "does not pose any kind of ongoing threat." 

Secret Service recovers `device` from White House grounds

Washington: The US Secret Service has recovered a "device" from the grounds of the White House, a spokesman said on Monday, adding that it did not appear to pose an "ongoing threat".

"There is a device that has been recovered by the Secret Service at the White House," said spokesman Josh Earnest, who is in New Delhi with the president.

"Early indication is that it does not pose any sort of ongoing threat to anybody right now at the White House."

US President Barack Obama, who was invited to India to attend the country's Republic Day Parade as the Chief Guest, for the first time spent two hours outdoors.  The President's outdoor exposure is normally limited to a maximum of 45 minutes.

For President Obama, the capital city of Delhi has turned into a fortress with extreme security measures in place.

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