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Man 'shot himself' outside White House

04 March 2018, 01:52 | Bernice Figueroa

White House On Lockdown As Gunman Shoots Himself Near North Lawn: 1st Videos Of Scary Scene


U.S. Secret Service responded to the sound of shots fired.

A man who apparently shot himself along the north fence line of the White House midday Saturday has died.

No one else was reported to be hurt in the shooting.

President Donald Trump, who is at his resort in Florida, was informed about the shooting, according to news reports.

"We're aware of the incident".

The man's identity is being withheld pending notification of kin, the Secret Service said in a statement. None of the shots appeared to have been directed at the White House.

The White House said earlier it was of the situation and that Trump was briefed. The initial lockdown was partially lifted but reporters still aren't allowed to go to certain areas on the White House grounds.

Pedestrian and vehicle traffic around the White House were blocked off by police, which is routine in such incidents.

On 15th Street, clusters of tourists were held at street corners. The president was set to return to Washington later Saturday to attend the annual Gridiron Club media dinner.

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