Man fatally shoots himself outside White HousePosted: Updated:
WASHINGTON (AP) - Authorities say a man fatally shot himself outside the White House on Saturday.
The District of Columbia Police Department says in a tweet that an adult male has been declared deceased and the department is working to notify his next of kin. His identity was not released.
The update came about two hours after the Secret Service first reported that it was responding to reports of a self-inflicted shooting along the White House's north fence.
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
The incident took place before President Donald Trump's scheduled late-afternoon return to the White House from Florida.
The White House says it was aware of the situation and that Trump was briefed.
The Secret Service says there were no other reported injuries.
Further information on the incident was not immediately available.
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