Secret Service Agents Respond After Man Shoots Himself Outside White House — DEVELOPING

Christian Datoc | Breaking News and Engagement Editor

UPDATE (1:05 pm): The man who shot himself has died, per CNN.

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The Secret Service mobilized in response to reports of what appears to be a suicide attempt outside of the White House Saturday morning.

According to the Secret Service Twitter account, one person was injured from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Secret Service members were not forced to return fire.

No other people appear to be injured.

A One America News cameraman caught video of people fleeing Lafayette Square — just north of the White House grounds — in the immediate aftermath of the situation.

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Reporters at the White House were told to shelter in the briefing room.

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Fox News has footage of responders on the scene.

Traffic patterns around the White House have been interrupted as Secret Service conduct an investigation.

President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron are all currently in Florida, although POTUS was scheduled to return to Washington, D.C. Saturday evening to deliver a speech.

The President has been briefed on the situation, per White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley.

Protesters hold up a sign near the White House following the Women's March on Washington 2018: March On The Polls! on the National Mall on January 20, 2018 in Washington DC (ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Protesters hold up a sign near the White House following the Women’s March on Washington 2018: March On The Polls! on the National Mall on January 20, 2018 in Washington DC (ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Fox News reports that the situation appears to have ended, as Secret Service responders are not carrying rifles.

This is a developing story. The Daily Caller will post updates as new information becomes available.

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