Man dead after shooting at White House

Man dead after shooting at White House

"'No other reported injuries related to the incident".

The White House was placed on lockdown this afternoon after a man shot himself dead close to the North Lawn.

The man approached the fence lining with a concealed gun and proceeded to fire multiple shots, according to the Secret Service agents in a CNN report, which were not targeted at the White House.

The District of Columbia Police Department said in a tweet that an "adult male has been declared deceased".

President Donald Trump was not at the White House at the time.

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The name of the man has yet to be released to the public as authorities are scouring for his relatives. "We are working to notify next of kin".

In a statement the Secret Service said: "At approximately 11:46 AM, a white male suffered a self-inflicted gun-shot wound to the head outside the North White House fence line".

President Trump and his wife Melania are not now at the White House, instead staying in Florida at the Mar-a-Lago resort. "I refer you to the Secret Service for any more information".

U.S. Secret Service responded to the sound of shots fired. Police do not believe any of those shots were being directed at the White House.

The incident increased security at the White House, and reporters were temporarily sent down to the basement.

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