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Man Arrested in Shooting Near White House

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Friday, 20 May 2016 04:37 PM

A man was shot and arrested by Secret Service agents Friday after brandishing a gun near the White House, according to news reports.

Vice President Joe Biden was secured at the White House, CNN reports, while President Barack Obama was not there because he was golfing at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.

CNN reported that authorities said that the man approached a Secret Service checkpoint at 17th and E streets, which is near the White House.

The man showed a weapon, and Secret Service officers fired — striking him in the abdomen, CNN reports.

He was shot by a uniformed officer, CBS News reports. The man then was arrested and transported to a local hospital. His condition was not immediately known, CNN reported.  The lockdown on the White House was lifted shortly after 4 p.m., according to CNN.

According to Reuters, White House reporters were sequestered in the press briefing room and were barred from going outside the West Wing to Pennsylvania Avenue.

President Barack Obama has been informed about the lockdown incident at the White House and no one on his staff was injured, an official said.

"No one within or associated with the White House was injured, and everyone in the White House is safe and accounted for," a White House official said in an email. "The president has been made aware of the situation."

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A man was shot and arrested by Secret Service agents Friday after brandishing a gun near the White House, according to news reports.
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