Man shoots himself, dies outside White House

A man shot himself to death outside the White House on Saturday.

By: AP and World Israel News Staff

Authorities said a man shot himself in the head and died outside the White House on Saturday.

The District of Columbia Police Department said in a tweet that “adult male has been declared deceased. We are working to notify next of kin.” The man has not yet been identified.

That tweet comes about two hours after the Secret Service first reported that it was responding to reports of a self-inflicted shooting along the White House’s north fence.

“Secret Service personnel are responding to reports of a person who allegedly suffered a self-inflicted gun shot wound along the north fence line of @WhiteHouse,” the Secret Service tweeted earlier.

The incident took place before President Donald Trump’s scheduled late afternoon return to the White House from Florida. The White House says it was aware of the situation and that Trump was briefed.

The Secret Service says there were no other reported injuries.