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Secret Service says man shot himself outside the White House

Secret Service says man shot himself outside the White House

A spokeswoman for the District of Columbia police said they were also responding to the report.

A man fatally shot himself outside the White House Saturday, according to the U.S. Secret Service.

Paramedics are attending a man after he reportedly shot himself outside the grounds of the White House in Washington D.C.

The White House was put on lockdown on Saturday after a reports that a shot was sacked on the North Lawn.

"The subject is deceased", the agency wrote in a subsequent statement on the incident.

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"We're aware of the incident", White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley told the pool reporters at Mar-a-Lago.

Streets surrounding the White House were closed and tourists were kept at bay as police cordoned off a large part of Pennsylvania Avenue across from Lafayette Square. The Washington DC police department, which was leading the investigation, said it was "working to notify next of kin".

There were no other injuries as a result of the incident, which occurred while President Trump and the First Lady were out of the White House.

The president was briefed on the shooting.

If you are experiencing mental health issues or suicidal feelings contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue 1300 224 636.


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