The White House is on lockdown Saturday morning after a man shot himself outside the north fence in an apparent suicide.
The suicide victim is the only casualty of the shooting. President Trump is in Florida at Mar-A-Lago.
WTOP’s J.J. Green that the victim came up to the fence and stood outside for a few minutes before taking a weapon from his pocket. He then shot himself in the head.The adult male victim is unconscious and is currently being treated.
BREAKING: 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.
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) March 3, 2018
“We’re aware of the incident. The president has been briefed,” deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley told reporters.