A shooting has been reported right outside of the White house according to US Park Police. There are few details at this time but what is known is that their is a suspect in police custody.

US Park Police tweeted ” Shooting on W. Executive Dr. PIO en route to 17th and Pennsylvania” at 2:16, May 20th, 2016.

The president was not in the White House at the time of the incident.

The Secret Service had cleared the North Lawn earlier today, and order Reporters to move inside. Officers had their guns drawn when responding.

In times like these, it is important not to speculate over what the suspect was doing, why they were doing it and whether or not this is not a part of a larger attack. We must remain vigilant and prepared to act on whatever information we find through the suspect.

This story will update when further information is known.


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