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

REX  Shutterstock View View 5

President Donald Trump is in Florida at Mar-a-Lago.

A man shockingly shot himself outside of the White House at the fence of the North Lawn on March 3 at around noon.

The White House was put on lockdown for more than two hours over the incident.

Pedestrian and vehicle traffic around the White House was blocked off by police, which is routine in such incidents. The Secret Service says no one else was harmed.

A man shot himself in the head in front of the White House at just before noon Saturday, a Secret Service spokesperson has told CNN.

The agency tweeted Saturday that medical personnel were responding to a male victim outside the north fence line who had suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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. "The president has been briefed", White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said.

A Tennessee woman intentionally rammed her auto into a barrier outside of the White House on February 23.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Louis Oosthuizen plants himself in WGC-Mexico lead
Mar 04, 2018 - 01:57
Spain's Rafael Cabrera-Bello and Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand, at 5-under, sit just two off the lead heading into Friday. Right behind were two players making their first appearances in a World Golf Championship.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top NFL Scouting Combine: 5 biggest winners in 2018 so far
Mar 04, 2018 - 01:51
The on-field workouts include the all-important 40-yard dash, timing, positional skill drills and three-cone and shuttle drills. Brown was projected to get drafted in the first couple of rounds, but his bad week in Indy could prove very costly.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Simultaneous Attacks Hit Burkina Faso, a Growing Target of Al Qaeda
Mar 04, 2018 - 01:46
French government sources said there had been no French casualties and described the situation as "under control". Among his objectives has been ending the use of French, the former colonizer's language, in regional schools.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lesnar to exit WWE, will make UFC comeback
Mar 04, 2018 - 01:45
Werdum (23-7-1 MMA ) is perhaps one of the least likely fighters who could welcome Brock Lesnar back to the UFC on this list. There has been plenty of talk surrounding Lesnar as his current contract with World Wrestling Entertainment nears its end.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Yankees' Russell Wilson making spring training debut, will hit vs. Braves
Mar 03, 2018 - 05:39
But Wilson and the Yankees apparently got the Seahawks' blessing to allow him a plate appearance in a game. The Rangers traded Wilson to the Yankees for future considerations earlier this month.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Here's a Closer Look at Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner's Daughter Stormi
Mar 03, 2018 - 05:38
But her post-baby journey will continue to be different from those of other women - just as various pregnancies are. Older sister Kim Kardashian took to Instagram to share her younger sister's present with her followers.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Theresa May outlines Brexit vision, urges EU to show flexibility
Mar 03, 2018 - 05:37
The premier softened her previous "no deal is better than a bad deal" position, promising Britain would not threaten a walk-out. May said: "The world is watching".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Beverly Man Charged With Mailing Powder to Trump Jr
Mar 03, 2018 - 05:36
According to NBC , the letter to Trump Jr . said he was an "awful, bad person". "You are an bad , terrible person". Three more suspicious letters were sent to Michele Dauber , a Professor of Law at Stanford University; U.S.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pakistan Does Not Want To Put Pressure On Taliban: Rubin
Mar 03, 2018 - 05:36
"We reinforce our call to the Taliban to begin direct talks with the Afghan government with no preconditions", Bass said. Pakistan on Thursday welcomed Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani's dialogue offer to the Taliban.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Alexa Loses Her Voice in Widespread Outage
Mar 03, 2018 - 05:32
The Amazon assistant is predicting wins on the night for The Shape Of Water for Best Picture and Gary Oldman for Best Actor. All good stuff, though one potentially game-changing skill that is coming to Alexa is real-time language translation.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Paris St Germain's Neymar suffers fractured metatarsal and sprained ankle
Mar 02, 2018 - 04:31
Neymar has joined a long list of famous footballers to have been sidelined during their careers by a metatarsal injury. "We will be optimistic".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Revered Israeli church reopens after tax protest
Mar 02, 2018 - 04:21
Church officials also said they do not know how the city calculated their debts or decided which buildings to tax. The Christian leaders issued a joint statement where they cited a campaign of systematic abuse against them.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Western Countries Condemn Iran's Activities in Yemen
Mar 02, 2018 - 04:12
The Western powers said that the move by the Huthis to fire missiles into Saudi Arabia "has the potential to turn a local conflict into a broader regional one".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Marvel Fan Imagines M'Baku as the 'Black Panther'
Mar 02, 2018 - 04:07
Among a trio of new films, New Line's R-rated comedy Game Night , starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams , fared the best. It is only the fourth film in history to bring in over $100 million during its second weekend.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top ZTE Announces Tempo Go Unlocked Smartphone, Priced At $80
Mar 01, 2018 - 12:03
As the Tempo Go name suggests, this phone runs Android Go , a tuned version of Android designed for "entry-level" smartphones. Ticking away inside is a Snapdragon 450 chipset - not the most powerful around, but perfectly adequate for every day use.