Unidentified man shoots, kills self near White House: Secret Service

Unidentified man shoots, kills self near White House: Secret Service

Unidentified man shoots, kills self near White House: Secret Service

Authorities said a man who shot himself outside the White House Saturday has died.

A man who fatally shot himself in front of the White House on Saturday graduated from Auburn, a University spokesman confirmed to The Plainsman Sunday.

No one else was injured, according to police.

The man's identity is being withheld pending notification of kin, the Secret Service said in a statement.

The incident affected pedestrian and vehicular traffic around the White House, the Secret Service said earlier on Twitter.

At the time, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania were at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

"The Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department will be the lead investigative organization for this shooting, supported by the U.S. Secret Service Washington Field Office and other law enforcement organizations".

There were no other injuries, police said.

Staff were instructed to take shelter inside after the incident occurred in the afternoon. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president had been briefed on the situation. A Tennessee woman intentionally outside of the White House a week ago, Friday.

The victim suffered a single gunshot wound, and Secret Service personnel did not fire any shots, Secret Service spokeswoman Cathy Milhoan said.

NBC's White House correspondent Geoff Bennett tweeted first about the incident. "Reports of two loud booms/shots on the North Side".

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