Markets Steady as White House Lockdown Said to Be Lifted

According to news reports monitored from major news outlets, the White House lockdown that was applied a short while ago following an airspace violation has been lifted.

An aircraft apparently strayed into restricted airspace in the Washington DC area, causing fighter jets to be scrambled and the White House to be placed on lockdown. Reports also say that Capitol Hill was being evacuated as at the time the lockdown was active.

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average and other US markets remain steady on the news after a muted market open. This is a developing story and details will be presented later.More content