Man reportedly shoots himself outside White House

People run away from a site where an unidentified man was wounded in shooting near the White House in Washington

On Saturday morning in the front of the White House, a man shot himself in the head as reported by D.C authorities and the Secret Service.

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. A report of "shots fired" near North Lawn, per a U.S. Secret Service agent.

A man apparently shot himself beyond the north fence line outside the White House on Saturday, a law enforcement official said.

Police in Washington DC confirmed that an "adult male has been declared deceased".

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Reporters tweeting from the White House briefing room said they had been told to shelter in place.

President Donald Trump was away at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, and was scheduled to return Saturday afternoon.

"No other persons were injured as a result of this incident to include Secret Service and responding law enforcement and medical emergency response personnel". "Trying to learn more".

According to U.S. media, Trump has been briefed on the incident and is set to return later today. On Feb. 23, a woman was arrested after crashing her vehicle into a security barrier near the presidential residence. None of the shots appeared to have been directed at the White House. "We're working to notify next of kin".

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