Secret Service Gun Down Armed Man Outside White House
[img]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vmshW9TbUas/Vz_2UPuO_XI/AAAAAAACeJo/EK9vlvUf9iADKTehcEzCmlDLOFnKqoYeACLcB/s400/WHITE-HOUSE-.jpg" width="400">A U.S. Secret Service officer shot a man who brandished a weapon near the White House on Friday afternoon. Secret Service officers repeatedly ordered the man to stop and drop the gun, David A. Iacovetti, the Secret Service’s deputy assistant director of public affairs, said in a statement. When the man refused, a Secret Service agent shot him once, and officers took him into custody.
Iacovetti added that officers recovered a gun at the scene and gave the suspect medical attention. He was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition, according to MSNBC. D.C. police are investigating the incident.
A White House official told the press that “no one within or associated with the White House was injured” and President Barack Obama was briefed on the situation. Obama was at the golf course at Andrews Air Force Base, some 10 miles away, when the shooting occurred.
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