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Security men shoot youth for brandishing gun near White House

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Published on 20 May 2016 11:21 PM GMT

Security men shoot youth for brandishing gun near White House
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Washington: United States (US) law enforcement officers on Friday shot a youth who brandished a handgun at a security checkpoint near the White House, confirmed witnesses.

The Secret Service, which looks after the President’s security, locked down the White House for a while as precaution. Vice President Joe Bidden was secured within the White House premises during the lock-down.

“The man, who seemed to be in his mid-twenties, walked towards the White House gate with a silver-couloured gun in his hand pointed at the ground. Few of the officers drew their guns and a gunshot was shortly heard” said a visitor from Texas who witnessed the entire incident.

Highlights:

  • The man was shot in the abdomen by the Secret Service personnel.
  • Later, he was rushed to a nearby hospital in a critical condition.
  • President Obama was golfing at executive mansion near the White House building at the time of incident.
  • The Secret Service confirmed the shooting near the White House complex on their Twitter handle.

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