Man dead after shooting at White House

US Secret Service: Man dead after shooting himself outside of White House

The White House was placed on lockdown this afternoon after a man shot himself dead close to the North Lawn.

"At approximately 11:46 a.m., a white male victim suffered a self-inflicted gun-shot wound to the head outside the North White House Fence", the release stated.

DC Police Department reported the man who fired the gun has been declared deceased.

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.

A man standing alone amid a crowd of more than 100 people fatally shot himself along the north fence line of the White House midday Saturday, according to the Secret Service.

"His body remained on scene".

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The Service also said the injured male was being treated by medical personnel.

Secret Service agents raced to the site following the shooting at around 5pm United Kingdom time on Saturday.

Bennett tweeted: "We're sheltering in place at the White House briefing room".

It is unclear if the incident was politically connected in nature, although CBS News security analyst Ron Hosko said that will be one thing law enforcement would look into as they investigate.

A White House spokesman said: "We are aware of the situation".

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