Secret Service responds to reports of shots fired at White House

WASHINGTON — The Secret Service said Saturday afternoon that it was responding to reports of a man who “allegedly suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound” along the White House’s north lawn fence.

The security agency said that medical personnel had been called to respond to the male victim.

The tweets from the Secret Service came following reports of a lock down at the White House, which was lifted a few minutes later. They added that there were no other reported injuries relating to the incident.

As they responded to reports of a gunshot near the north lawn, the Secret Service told those in the White House to shelter in place around 11:30 a.m. As they investigated the incident, agents could be seen sprinting across the north lawn and the executive driveway with their guns drawn.




Image: Law enforcement officers at Lafayette Park across from the White House in Washington, close the area to pedestrian traffic, on March 3, 2018.

Law enforcement officers at Lafayette Park across from the White House in Washington, close the area to pedestrian traffic, on March 3, 2018.