Washington: The White House was put in lockdown on Saturday after a man shot themself outside at the North Lawn.
“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,” the Secret Service tweeted. President Donald Trump is at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.
“We are aware of the incident,” deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said. “The President has been briefed. I refer you to the Secret Service for any more information.”
The Secret Service tweeted an update on the situation moments later: “No other reported injuries related to the incident at WhiteHouse.”
Secret Service spokeswoman Cathy Milhoan said the incident occurred on the north fence line, the victim suffered a single gunshot wound and Secret Service personnel did not fire any shots. She would not comment on the status of the victim.