Man Reportedly Shoots Self Outside White House

Man declared dead after receiving medical treatment
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 3, 2018 12:35 PM CST
Secret Service Says Man Shot Himself Outside White House
Law enforcement officers gather in front of the White House in Washington, Saturday, March 3, 2018. The Secret Service says a man shot himself outside the White House, and medical personnel are on the scene.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

A man fatally shot himself outside the White House on Saturday, the Washington Post reports. The Secret Service says no one else was injured. According to the Los Angeles Times, about two hours after it was reported the man was receiving medical attention police announced he had been declared dead. The incident happened along the White House's north fence line while President Trump was in Florida for the weekend. Police sealed off traffic on nearby streets, and reporters inside the White House were told to shelter in place, USA Today reports. A White House spokesperson says they are "aware of the incident" and "the president has been briefed." (A woman drove a vehicle into a White House barrier—apparently on purpose—late last month.)

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