Secret Service Responds to Man Who Shot Himself Outside White House
The man shot himself to death, according to authorities. There were no other injuries.
The Secret Service and other emergency personnel on Saturday morning responded to a man who shot himself outside the White House, according to authorities.
The shooting happened around 9 a.m. PT along the north fence line of the White House, according to the official Secret Service Twitter account.
The man died due to his injuries. There were no other injuries, authorities said.
President Donald Trump was not at the White House at the time of the shooting. He and First Lady Melania Trump were in Florida at the time.
Speaking for the Secret Service, Mason F. Brayman says the man approached the fence shortly before noon and fired several rounds from a handgun. Brayman says none of the shots appear to have been directed toward the White House.
Secret Service officers set up a perimeter around the White House grounds Saturday afternoon, limiting access and rerouting tourists as they investigated.
"Pedestrian and vehicular traffic around the White House is being impacted due to the incident," the Secret Service tweeted.
BREAKING: Secret Service personnel are responding to reports of a person who allegedly suffered a self-inflicted gun shot wound along the north fence line of @WhiteHouse.— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) March 3, 2018
UPDATE: No other reported injuries related to the incident at @WhiteHouse.— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) March 3, 2018
UPDATE: Pedestrian and Vehicular traffic around the @WhiteHouse is being impacted due to the incident.— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) March 3, 2018
UPDATE: Medical Personnel are responding to the male victim.— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) March 3, 2018
March 3, 2:53 p.m. Updated with new details from authorities.