Eli Ridder | The Post

A man shot himself near the North Lawn of the White House on Saturday after firing several rounds, the United States Secret Service said on Saturday.

“The subject approached the vicinity of the North White House fence line and removed a concealed handgun and fired several rounds, none of which appear at this time to have been directed towards the White House,” said the security agency.

The individual suffered a “self-inflicted gunshot wound” outside the presidential residence and died soon after.

Reporters were told to shelter-in-place as the White House went on lockdown with reports of shots being fired near the North Lawn.

U.S. President Donald Trump has been briefed on the situation from his current location in Florida.

More details to follow. Image of the White House from Architectural Digest.

Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a freelance journalist. He founded The Avro Post in October 2017. He writes for Breaking911 and Guelph Politico, among others. Feel free to connect at ELIRIDDER@ICLOUD.COM or at ELIRIDDER.CA

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