White House lockdown lifted after shooting incident, suspect in custody

Washington, May 21 (IANS) The White House lockdown was lifted after Secret Service officers shot down a male suspect who allegedly opened fire on the complex Friday afternoon.

The man, who apparently brandished a weapon on a street outside the White House, was shot in the abdomen and rushed to a hospital, Xinhua quoted NBC News as saying.

The White House went into lockdown immediately after the shooting occurred in the afternoon, said police.

US President Barack Obama was on a golf outing at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland when the shooting occurred, according to local media.



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