Man shoots self near White House; declared dead


  1. "At approximately 11:46 AM, a white male suffered a self-inflicted gun-shot wound to the head outside the North White House fence line. The subject is deceased," the Secret Service said in a statement after the incident, according to ABC News.

    "The subject approached the vicinity of the North White House fence line and removed a concealed handgun and fired several rounds, none of which appear at this time to have been directed towards the White House," the statement continued. "The President and First Lady were not in the White House at the time of the incident. 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. No other persons were injured a as a result of this inciden to include Secret Service and responding law enforcement and medical emergency response personnel.

    "Note: The deceased has been identified by Secret Service and MPD authorities -- name intiantinalm with held pending next of kin notificaitons."
  2. "We’re aware of the incident," Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley said in a statement from the Mar-a-Lago parking lot. "The President has been briefed. I refer you to the Secret Service for any more information."

    CNN reported that Trump and the first lady will be back from Palm Beach, Florida, and in D.C. later Saturday afternoon for the annual Gridiron Club Dinner.
  3. The Associated Press contributed to this story.