Man dead after shooting himself in front of White House

Sunday, 2018-03-04 09:26:29
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U.S. FBI and Secret Service agents work on the west side of the White House after a man shot himself in front of the White House, Washington D.C., the United States, on March 3, 2018. (Photo: Xinhua)
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The man who shot himself in front of the White House on March 3 was dead, said local police.

The man, who was not identified yet, was in a large crowd when he fired the gun, the Washington Post reported, citing witnesses.

One video posted on social media showed hundreds of people running away as sirens blared in the background and emergency vehicles sped toward the scene.

Secret Service spokeswoman Cathy Milhoan said the male suffered a single gunshot wound and that Secret Service personnel didn't fire any shots.

The incident came 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.

Xinhua