Man dead after shooting himself in front of White House


Man dead after shooting himself in front of White House

New details: the man who killed himself in front of the White House Saturday is from Alabama.

Secret Service spokeswoman Cathy Milhoan said the male suffered a single gunshot wound and that Secret Service personnel didn't fire any shots.

The man died from his injuries; no one else was hurt in the incident, a Secret Service spokesperson said.

He did not appear to be aiming for the White House. The Metropolitan Police Department identified the man as 26-year-old Cameron Ross Burgess of Maylene, Ala.

The White House reportedly went into lockdown after the gunshots were heard on Saturday, with journalists and others inside told to shelter in place.

No members of the First Family were present at the White House on Saturday when Burgess shot himself, authorities said. White House officials are aware of the situation and the president has been briefed, the Associated Press reports.

President Trump was at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., at the time of the incident.

Pedestrian and vehicular traffic around the White House was impacted due to the incident.

The Secret Service alerted the public to the shooting following reports of a lock down at the White House. On Feb. 23, a woman was arrested after crashing her vehicle into a security barrier near the presidential residence.



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