Man kills himself near White House

Communities pick up pieces as deadly nor'easter recedes

Communities pick up pieces as deadly nor'easter recedes

People ran down the sidewalk along the north side of the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue after a man fired a gun on March 3.

The man approached the fence lining with a concealed gun and proceeded to fire multiple shots, according to the Secret Service agents in a CNN report, which were not targeted at the White House.

The incident comes days after a vehicle hit a security barrier near the White House, resulting in the arrest and charge of a 35-year-old female driver.

U.S. Secret Service responded to the sound of shots fired.

President Donald Trump was away at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, and was scheduled to return Saturday afternoon.

Reporters tweeting from the White House briefing room said they had been told to shelter in place.

In a statement, the force said: "Adult male allegedly shot himself along the north fence line of the White House. Trying to learn more".

Authorities have since announced that a man shot himself to death outside the White House. "We're working to notify next of kin".

According to USA media, Trump has been briefed on the incident and is set to return later today.

There were no other injuries, according to the Secret Service, and while the victim has been identified, his name has not been released.

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