Man kills himself near White House

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

The authorities on Sunday confirmed the death of the gunman, who had shot himself in front of the White House on Saturday.

U.S. Secret Service tweeted that there were no other injuries aside from the male victim, who "allegedly suffered a self-inflicted gun shot wound".

Pedestrian and vehicular traffic around the White House was impacted due to the incident. The Secret Service and Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department are withholding the victim's name until his family is notified, a Secret Service release stated.

U.S. Secret Service responded to the sound of shots fired.

NBC News White House Correspondent Geoff Bennett was among a number of people working at the building in Washington to have taken shelter as the incident unfolded.




President Donald Trump was spending Saturday at his club in Palm Beach, Fla., at the time of the reported gunshot Saturday.

No one else was injured, according to police.

Shortly before noon Saturday, a man approached the north fence around the White House, removed a concealed handgun and fired several rounds, according to a Secret Service statement.

The security scare came a little more than a week after a vehicle hit a security barrier near the White House, resulting in the arrest and charge of a 35-year-old driver.

A White House spokesman said: "We are aware of the situation".

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