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Man reportedly shoots himself outside White House

05 March 2018

No other injuries reported.

People ran down the sidewalk along the north side of the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue after a man fired a gun on March 3.

The victim suffered a single gunshot wound, and Secret Service personnel did not fire any shots, Secret Service spokeswoman Cathy Milhoan said.

President Trump is now in West Palm Beach with First Lady Melania Trump, but has been briefed on the incident, according to White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley.

The authorities are now "working to notify next of kin".

Medical personnel were called to respond to the male victim, but he was declared dead at the scene, the U.S. Secret Service said.

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The DC Police Department earlier said in a tweet: "Our natural death squad is on the scene".

Staff were instructed to take shelter inside after the incident occurred in the afternoon.

JOURNALISTS hid in the briefing room of the White House yesterday after a man shot himself in the head outside the gates.

He said he had the information confirmed to him by a US Secret Service Agent at around midday local time.

No one else was injured, according to police. "Trying to learn more". None of those rounds appeared to have been aimed at the White House, the agency said.

Man reportedly shoots himself outside White House