The Secret Service placed the White House on lockdown Saturday following reports that someone “suffered a self-inflicted gun shot wound” near the north lawn.
A pair of shots were heard around 12 p.m. echoing across the White House grounds and members of the press corps reported being told to stay inside.
“White House currently locked down. Reports of two loud booms/shots on the North Side. Currently sheltering in place in basement area of Briefing Room,” NBC News photopgrapher Paul Rigney tweeted.