The Post, citing "current and former government officials familiar with the incident," reported on the new details of the incident Thursday, a day after first reporting that the two Secret Service agents, including one who is a top member of President Barack Obama's security detail, allegedly crashed a car into White House security barricades.
The incident started at 10:25 p.m. on March 4 when a Pennsylvania woman jumped out of her car at the White House's southeast entrance and threw a package at the nearest security post. The woman yelled "it's a bomb," according to a police report cited by the Post. The area was quickly secured and a bomb team called to check the package. Shortly before 11, the two Secret Service agents, who were coming back from a work party in Chinatown, drove a car through the scene where the package was being investigated, crashing into a barricade. The car wasn't damaged, according to a Secret Service official.
Secret Service agents that were on duty suspected the two off-duty Secret Service agents were drunk, the Post said, and wanted to arrest them, but a senior supervisor just told them to go home. The woman who threw the package had driven away in her car by then, but police were able to catch her license-plate number.
At 11:45 p.m. the bomb team determined that the package was not an explosive. It was a book. The woman was found two day later and questioned about the incident.
The Post reported that the Secret Service agents were Mark Connolly and George Ogilvie.