White House On Lockdown After Man Shoots himself On North Lawn

A man apparently shot himself beyond the north fence line outside the White House Saturday, a law enforcement official told CBS News’ Pat Milton. U.S. Secret Service responded to the sound of shots fired.

U.S. Secret Service tweeted they were responding to reports of a man “allegedly suffered a self-inflicted gun shot wound,” adding that there were no other injuries, and medical personnel are tending to the male victim.

The FBI and D.C. police also responded to the incident. Witnesses were escorted off site by the Secret Service, while onlookers were kept at a distance.

President Trump is currently in West Palm Beach with First Lady Melania Trump, but has been briefed on the incident, according to White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley. It is unclear if the incident was politically connected in nature.

BREAKING: 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.
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) March 3, 2018

UPDATE: No other reported injuries related to the incident at @WhiteHouse
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) March 3, 2018

UPDATE: Medical Personnel are responding to the male victim.
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) March 3, 2018

The incident increased security at the White House, and reporters were temporarily sent down to the basement.

The security scare came a little more than a week after a vehicle hit a security barrier near the White House, resulting in the arrest and charge of a 35-year-old driver. Tensions were heightened because Mr. Trump was home at the time.

CBS News captured photos of witnesses talking to law enforcement.