White House Lockdown Lifted After Shooting Of Alleged Gunman

Some reports placed the shooting near 17th and E Streets NW, which would be outside the immediate White House security perimeter.
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UPDATED: May 20, 2016, 5:33 PM ET

The White House was put on lockdown late Friday after a man carrying a gun was shot at a security checkpoint near 17th and E St. NW, the Secret Service said.

The lockdown was lifted shortly after 4 p.m. ET. and officials confirmed in a statement that no one inside or associated with the White House was injured.

The gunman approached the checkpoint on E Street at about 3:06 p.m. ET, according to a statement from agency spokesman David Iacovetti. After the man ignored repeated commands to drop his weapon, he was shot once by a Secret Service agent.

An agent then provided medical aid to the man, who later was transported to a local hospital for treatment, Iacovetti said.

CNN had reported on air that the suspect was shot in the abdomen after brandishing his weapon at agents near the security checkpoint at 17th and E St. NW. A fire department spokesperson told the Washington Post the suspect had been taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The U.S. Park Police had tweeted the shooting occurred on West Executive Drive, which would be inside the immediate White House security perimeter.

The nearby New Executive Office Building and Renwick Gallery were evacuated shortly before 4 p.m. ET, TPM’s Tierney Sneed reported from the scene.

The Secret Service cleared the White House lawn and members of the press corps tweeted they were asked to shelter in place.

President Obama is not on the property, according to ABC News.

This post has been updated.

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  1. That’s probably just Trump and the NRA bringing “**Freedumb!**™” to the White House.

  2. Another Hatewing radio, FOX watching, Trump disciple?

  3. If only there had been more guns, this never would have happened.

    Thanks Obama!

  4. Avatar for caltg caltg says:

    Let’s hear it for Trump and no gun-free zones! Instead, let have free-gun zones! Yeah . . . right.

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    Ya think???

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