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Man Shoots Himself In Front Of White House: Report

A man shot himself in front of the White House on Saturday, several news outlets reported Saturday.

Secret Service spokeswoman Cathy Milhoan told CNN that the incident occurred on the north fence line, the victim suffered a single gunshot wound and Secret Service personnel did not fire any shots. She would not comment on the status of the victim.

The agency also tweeted that pedestrian and vehicular traffic around the White House has been affected by the incident.

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump were not at the White House during the incident.

“We are aware of the incident,” deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said. “The President has been briefed. I refer you to the Secret Service for any more information.”

The Secret Service tweeted an update on the situation moments later: “No other reported injuries related to the incident at @WhiteHouse.”

This is a developing story.


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