White House on lockdown after shots fired reported nearby

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.

President Trump is in Florida for the weekend, staying at Mar-a-Lago, his Palm Beach estate.

The Secret Service said agents responded to the north fence area near Pennsylvania Ave.

“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,” the agency tweeted.

No other injuries were reported

This is a breaking news story, please check back for updates.

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