Emergency vehicles swarmed into the White House after a small drone-like device flew into the grounds in the early hours of Monday morning, local time.
The White House is now ‘locked down’ after the craft was found by Secret Service agents.
A cordon has been erected while agents investigate the drone.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said, ‘There is a device that has been recovered by the Secret Service at the White House.
"Early indication is that it does not pose any sort of ongoing threat to anybody right now."