A man is reported to shot outside the House in Washington, the US Secret Service says. It tweeted that agents were R;responding to reports of a person who allegedly suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound” outside the north fence.

Donald Trump is not at the House, but at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. On 23 February, a car drove into a security barrier outside the building. A 35-year-old woman was detained.

The Secret Service said that medical personnel were responding to a victim. It said no one else been reported injured in the latest incident. Washington DC police said on Twitter that their R;natural death squad” was on the scene.

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Geoff Bennett, House correspondent for NBC News, said that journalists were R;sheltering” in the press briefing room. Mr Trump is with First Lady Melania Trump in Florida. They scheduled to attend a dinner in Washington on Saturday evening.

Tourists mill outside the north fence of the White House
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Image captionThe incident took place near the north fence of the House

There been a number of security incidents at the 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.