Video .. White House shooting ..Secret Service officer shot a man outside the White House

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Video .. White House shooting ..Secret Service officer shot a man outside the White House

Video .. White House shooting ..Secret Service officer shot a man outside the White House

Video .. White House shooting ..Secret Service officer shot a man outside the White House

Video .. White House shooting ..Secret Service officer shot a man outside the White House

The Secret Service says one of its officers shot a man with a gun after he refused to drop his weapon, just outside the White House on Friday afternoon, President Obama was on a golf outing at Andrews Air Force Base in Camp Springs, Md. when the shooting occurred. A White House official said no White House employees were injured, and that Obama was briefed about the situation.

The incident happened at 3:06 p.m. at a security gate at 17th Street and E Street N.W., on the west side of the White House complex where employees enter. Law enforcement agencies had originally given conflicting accounts of where the shooting happened; the Secret Service said it was outside the security perimeter.

The suspect was brandishing a weapon, and a uniformed Secret Service officer gave him “numerous verbal commands for the subject to stop and drop the firearm,” said Secret Service spokesman Samuel Reed Jr. The officer shot the suspect once, and he was taken to a local hospital.

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Still, the White House was placed on an hour-long lockdown, where Vice President Joe Biden was reported as secure, while President Obama was away playing golf at Andrews Airforce Base, adds the AP. First Lady Michelle Obama’s office would not say whether she or the Obama daughters were at the White House at the time.

The incident follows a string of lapses by the Secret Service and calls for changes within the agency to bolster security by hiring more personnel, improving training and boosting leadership, as we’ve reported. In September 2014, a knife-wielding man scaled the fence on the north lawn and made it past the front door of the White House before being apprehended.

This time, says the AP, “the gunman never made it inside the White House complex, and no one else was injured, the Secret Service said.”

Video .. White House shooting ..Secret Service officer shot a man outside the White House

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