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Police ID man who killed himself outside White House

Police ID man who killed himself outside White House

- Police have identified the man who shot himself in front of the north fence of the White House Saturday. No one but the shooter was injured.

No members of the First Family were present at the White House on Saturday when Burgess shot himself, authorities said.

"The subject is deceased". The president was not there at the time.

The Washington, D.C, Metropolitan Police Department has taken the lead in the investigation, the Secret Service spokesperson said.

According to The Sun, medical personnel went to the scene and responded to the male victim.

National news outlets in America report that the man was in a large crowd when he fired the gun. "Will provide updates as they come in".

The shelter in place order was lifted after approximately 45 minutes.

Burgess' name was initially withheld pending notification of next of kin, law enforcement officials said. A report of "shots fired" near North Lawn, per a U.S. Secret Service agent.

A secret service spokeswoman told CNN that the man suffered a single gunshot wound. Traffic around the White House was impacted by the order, the agency said. The President was set to return to Washington later Saturday to attend the annual Gridiron Club media dinner.

White House press secretary says "we are aware of the situation, the president has been briefed".

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