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Authorities say man kills himself near White House

UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 12:32 p.m.

Law enforcement officers gather in front of the White House in Washington, Saturday, March 3, 2018. The Secret Service says a man shot himself outside the White House. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press)
Law enforcement officers gather in front of the White House in Washington, Saturday, March 3, 2018. The Secret Service says a man shot himself outside the White House. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press)

WASHINGTON – Authorities said a man shot himself outside the White House on Saturday and later was pronounced dead.

The District of Columbia Police Department says in a tweet that “adult male has been declared deceased. We are working to notify next of kin.”

That tweet comes about two hours after the Secret Service first reported that it was responding to reports of a self-inflicted shooting along the White House’s north fence.

The incident took place before President Donald Trump’s scheduled late afternoon return to the White House from Florida. The White House said it was aware of the situation and that Trump was briefed.

The Secret Service said there were no other reported injuries.


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