Secret Service Agent Shoots Weapon-Wielding Suspect Outside White House

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: May 20, 2016 4:20 PM
Secret Service Agent Shoots Weapon-Wielding Suspect Outside White House

Update: Vice President Joe Biden was at the White House at the time of the shooting, but was secured. President Obama has also been briefed on the incident, according to the White House.

"No one within or associated with the White House was injured, and everyone in the White House is safe and accounted for," a White House official said. "The President has been made aware of the situation."

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A secret service agent shot an individual outside of the White House Friday afternoon when he refused to drop his weapon, Fox News is reporting. The suspect has been taken to a local hospital with critical injuries.

The White House press briefing room was placed on lockdown as a result of the incident. President Obama was golfing at St. Andrews Air Force base when the shooting occurred. 

This post will be updated as we gather more information about the incident.