Armed man shot outside White House

Secret Service vehicles are seen near the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on May 20, 2016 in Washington, DCThe White House was placed on lockdown for more than an hour Friday and heavily armed Secret Service agents deployed around the building after a man brandished a weapon nearby and was shot. President Barack Obama was not on the premises when the incident took place at around 3:06 pm (1906 GMT). The Secret Service reported an “adult male subject, carrying a firearm, approached an outer perimeter checkpoint accessible to the general public,” according to spokesman Robert Hoback.

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