A man is reported to have shot himself outside the White House in Washington, the US Secret Service says. It tweeted that agents were R20;responding to reports of a person who allegedly suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound” outside the north fence.
The Secret Service said that medical personnel were responding to a male victim. It said no one else has been reported injured in the latest incident. Washington DC police said on Twitter that their R20;natural death squad” was on the scene.
Geoff Bennett, White House correspondent for NBC News, said that journalists were R20;sheltering” in the press briefing room. Mr Trump is with First Lady Melania Trump in Florida. They are scheduled to attend a dinner in Washington on Saturday evening.
There have been a number of security incidents at the White House in recent years. In March last year, a man armed with pepper spray spent more than 16 minutes inside the grounds after jumping the fence.