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

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

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

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

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

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 inside the grounds after jumping the fence.