Man Who Allegedly Shot Himself Outside White House Declared Dead: Secret Service

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A man has died after allegedly shooting himself outside the White House on Saturday, authorities said.

Police respond outside the White House where a man reportedly shot himself on March 3, 2018. (Credit: CNN)
Police respond outside the White House where a man reportedly shot himself on March 3, 2018. (Credit: CNN)

The man shot himself on the head at around 11:46 a.m. outside the north White House fence line, according to a statement from the Secret Service.

“The subject approached the vicinity of the North White House fence line and removed a concealed handgun and fired several rounds, none of which appear at this time to have been directed towards the White House,” the news release said.

President Donald Trump was at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida at the time of the incident, CNN reported.

First lady Melania Trump was not in the White House, the Secret Service said.

The man’s identity was being withheld until the next of kin has been notified.

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