Person dies of self inflicted gunshot wound near White House

Person dies of self inflicted gunshot wound near White House

Person dies of self inflicted gunshot wound near White House

The Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., announced the man's death on Twitter and said the department was working to notify the next of kin. His identity was not released.

The Secret Service reported earlier on Saturday that a man had suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound near the north side of teh White House.

President Trump is now in West Palm Beach with First Lady Melania Trump, but has been briefed on the incident, according to White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley.

Trump has been briefed on the incident, according to White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley. The Secret Service says no one else was harmed.

Further information on the incident was not immediately available.

Law enforcement officers at Lafayette Park across from the White House in Washington, take up positions as they close the area to pedestrian traffic. The White House was placed on lockdown after the shooting.

WTOP reported that White House staff were instructed to shelter in place Saturday after the shooting. On Feb. 23, a woman was arrested after crashing her vehicle into a security barrier near the presidential residence.

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