Man In Custody After Secret Service Opens Fire At White House Security Checkpoint

WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — U.S. Park Police say the White House was placed on a security alert Friday afternoon after a shooting on the street outside.

CNN reported on air that an unidentified man approached a Secret Service agent around 3:30 p.m. at the nearby intersection of 17th and E streets NW in Washington, D.C., and brandished a weapon.

It was not immediately clear what type of weapon the suspect was carrying. The incident did not occur on what is considered White House grounds.

The suspect was shot in the abdomen by a Secret Service agent and is down. D.C. Fire and EMS tweeted that the suspect was taken to a hospital in critical condition. No other injuries were immediately reported.

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