Reuters news service has reported that the U.S. Secret Service said on Saturday it was responding to a report of a person with a self-inflicted gunshot wound along the north fence line of the White House.
President Donald Trump was away in Florida.
The Secret Service tweeted early Saturday afternoon that “Secret Service personnel are responding to reports of a person who allegedly suffered a self-inflicted gun shot wound along the north fence line of @WhiteHouse.”
“We are aware of the incident,” deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley told CNN.com. “The President has been briefed. I refer you to the Secret Service for any more information.”