http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/01/26/device-found-white-house/22338121/ Official: Device found on White House grounds poses no threat WASHINGTON — A device was recovered on White House grounds early Monday morning, a spokesman for President Obama said. Josh Earnest said Secret Service agents recovered the object but that early indications are that it does not pose a threat to anyone in the building. The White House was dark during Monday's pre-dawn hours and emergency vehicles with lights flashing were clustered near the southeast entrance to the mansion. A security perimeter had been set up around the building to restrict access. Secret Service had no immediate comment on what it found. Some media reported the device was possibly a drone.