WASHINGTON – The U.S. Park Police said Friday a shooting had occurred in close vicinity to the White House. The White House is on lockdown.
A law enforcement source told CNN that Secret Service officers shot a male suspect near a security checkpoint near the White House after he apparently brandished a weapon. The suspect was shot in the abdomen and taken into custody.
President Barack Obama was not at the White House, and Vice President Joe Biden was secured in the White House complex during the incident.
“Shooting on W. Executive Dr. PIO en route to 17th and Pennsylvania,” the law enforcement agency tweeted. President Barack Obama is not at the White House.
Earlier in the afternoon, Secret Service officers cleared the White House North Lawn, Pennsylvania Avenue and Lafayette Park in an ongoing security incident.
Officers drew guns and ordered reporters to move inside.
Information on a suspect has not yet been released.
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