Thursday 16 August 2018

Man shoots himself outside White House

President Donald Trump is in Florida but will be returning to Washington later.

White House Shooting
White House Shooting

By Associated Press Reporter

A man has shot himself outside the White House, the Secret Service said.

President Donald Trump is not at the White House — he is in Florida but is set to return later on Saturday.

The agency said in a Twitter post that there are no other reported injuries related to the incident.

The Secret Service tweeted about noon on Saturday that personnel are responding and a person “allegedly suffered a self-inflicted gun shot wound along the north fence line” of the White House.

A White House spokesman said “we are aware of the situation, the president has been briefed”.

The District of Columbia police said its homicide/natural death unit responded to the incident.

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