Man shoots himself to death near White House, authorities say

( Andrew Harnik/Associated Press)

Authorities said a man shot himself to death outside the White House on Saturday.

The District of Columbia Police Department says in a tweet that “adult male has been declared deceased. We are working to notify next of kin.”

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.

President Trump was not at the residence. He was scheduled to return to Washington from Florida in the late afternoon. The White House said it was monitoring the situation and that Trump had been briefed.


The Secret Service said there were no other reported injuries.


12:20 p.m. This article has been updated with confirmation that the gunman died.

This article was originally posted at 10:50 a.m.