Published: Mon, March 05, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Alabama man killed himself in front of White House

Alabama man killed himself in front of White House

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

Secret Service officials say the subject approached the are of the North White House fence line and removed a concealed handgun and fired several rounds.

Traffic around the White House was impacted by the order, the agency said. "We are working to notify next of kin".

Investigators say the suspect shot himself in the head.

DC Police Department reported the man who fired the gun has been declared deceased.

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No one else was injured, according to police.

White House security was also considerably tightened around the perimeter.

President Trump and his wife Melania are not now at the White House, instead staying in Florida at the Mar-a-Lago resort.

The incident occurred just before noon, putting the White House on a lockdown while reporters were temporarily sent down to the basement. "Reports of two loud booms/shots on the North Side". The President was set to return to Washington later Saturday to attend the annual Gridiron Club media dinner. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president had been briefed on the situation.

Last week a woman named Jessica Ford was charged with ramming a van into the barrier at the White House.

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