The White House was briefly buckled Friday, May 20 after shots were fired nearby, in the absence of President Barack Obama.
the suspect approached a Secret Service checkpoint accessible to the public, brandishing a weapon. Members of the security of the American presidency then fired on the suspect, who was wounded in the chest and then arrested, says Washington Post . In critical condition, he was taken to hospital.
The Secret Service is Involved Police Confirming a shooting near the @WhiteHouse complex. . All Secret Service protectees are safe
– SecretService (@US Secret Service)
The rapidly lifted confinement
half an hour after the start of the warning, containment was lifted and it was again possible to enter and leave the perimeter of the White House in the afternoon. The police stated that ammunition had been found in the suspect vehicle.
President Obama had left a few hours before the buildings of the Executive to go golfing on Airbase Andrews (Maryland) southeast of the capital. But Vice President Joe Biden was in the White House and was placed in a safe place at the time of the incident.