WASHINGTON (AP) — A man shot himself to death Saturday as he stood near the fence along the north side of the White House, the Secret Service said. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump were in Florida at the time.

The man was identified by the Secret Service and the city’s Metropolitan Police Department, but his name was not immediately released so authorities could notify his relatives.

s090571613 Secret Service Responds After Man Shoots, Kills Himself Near White House

A man shot himself in front of the White House on Saturday, March 3, 2018 a law enforcement source told CNN.

The incident began at about 11:46 a.m. when the man approach the fence, “removed a concealed handgun and fired several rounds, none of which appear at this time to have been directed towards the White House,” Mason F. Brayman, assistant special agent in charge for the Secret Service, said in a statement.

No one else was injured.

The White House said earlier it was of the situation and that Trump was briefed.

The police department will take the lead on the investigation.


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Comments (2)
  1. Justin Tim says:

    If only every single man, woman and child had a firearm, this could have been prevented.

  2. Willam Nat says:

    Every “news” television station in the United States (except Fox News) is broadcasting Trump hatred 24 hours a day. Last year it turned on a gunman who almost assassinated a baseball team of Republican congressmen. Every month it inspires a new psychopath.

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