A man has shot himself dead outside the White House, the US Secret Service – in charge of protecting the residence of the American president – announced, noting that no one else was harmed in the incident.
“At approximately 11.46am, a white male suffered a self-inflicted gun-shot wound to the head outside the North White House fence line. The subject is deceased,” said the Secret Service in a statement on Saturday.
It further added, “The subject approached the vicinity of the North White House fence line and removed a concealed handgun and fired several rounds, none of which appear at this time to have been directed towards the White House.”
The White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley also briefed reporters about the apparent suicide event, saying: “We’re…