Armed Man Near White House Shot And Injured By Secret Service
The Secret Service says a security agent shot a man brandishing a gun near a White House checkpoint Friday.By Matt Picht | May 20, 2016
Security officers shot and critically wounded a man who had a weapon near the White House on Friday afternoon.
Officials said the man approached a security checkpoint holding a gun and refused multiple orders to drop it. The person was then shot once in the chest and taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.
The shooting caused the White House to enter a temporary lockdown, which was lifted at 4 p.m. ET. Authorities are investigating the incident and have searched what they believe is the gunman's vehicle.