Secret Service agents shot an armed man near the White House. President Obama was out when the incident occurred.
The man brandished the weapon and was shot in the stomach. He was taken to hospital in critical condition. The Secret Service responsible for protecting the president and his family locked down the area as a precaution.
Inside the white house was Vice President Joe Biden. He was taken to a secure location in the complex.
Authorities declared that it appears to be no link between the armed man and a terrorist attack.
The man approached the Secret Service and displayed a gun. He was shot and taken into custody. The suspect’s name was not made public.