Man kills himself near White House

People run away from a site where an unidentified man was wounded in shooting near the White House in Washington

The authorities on Sunday confirmed the death of the gunman, who had shot himself in front of the White House on Saturday.

The incident took place in the absence of the US President Donald Trump as he was on a visit to Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

Cameron Ross Burgess approached the fence-line on the north side and fired his weapon multiple times just before noon, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

It said medical personnel were "responding to the male victim", but that there were "no other reported injuries".

NBC's White House correspondent Geoff Bennett tweeted first about the incident.


"White House now locked down", NBC News photographer Paul Rigney tweeted.

He said he had the information confirmed to him by a US Secret Service Agent at around midday local time.

The suicide took place a week after an armed Tennessee woman slammed her vehicle into a security barrier near the White House.

It is unclear if the incident was politically connected in nature, although CBS News security analyst Ron Hosko said that will be one thing law enforcement would look into as they investigate. "The president has been briefed", a White House spokeswoman said in a statement.

The President is due to return to Washington DC today.

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