On Saturday afternoon, it was widely reported that the White House was put under lock down after a gun shot was heard near the North lawn.
Authorities said a man who shot himself outside the White House Saturday has died.
The Secret Service announced that “a white male who suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head along the north White House fence line” has died.
White House shooting: a man has shot himself along the North fence, outside the White House perimeter; President Trump is in Florida. Press corps sheltering in place
BREAKING: We're sheltering in place at the White House briefing room. A report of "shots fired" near North Lawn, per a U.S. Secret Service agent. Trying to learn more.
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Philipos Melaku-Bello told The Post the gunman was standing on the sidewalk when he heard two shots fired.
“Guns again! Guns again!” a bystander shouted, according to Melaku-Bello.