Tahlka News Bureau Washington DC. The White House witnessed 45 minutes lockdown on Friday afternoon, after A Secret Service agent shot a man near a security checkpoint close to the building. The man who suffered the gunshot, brandished a weapon near the White House and did not respond to officers' commands to put it down. The man was shot in the chest, law enforcement officials told media. Watch Video (Courtsey: baltimore.cbslocal.com) President Barack Obama was not present in the White House at the time of incident. Vice President Joe Biden was secured in the White House complex during the incident. Crowd of tourists were out when the shooting went off outside the west side of the White House.
Suspect Shot outside the White House, taken into custody by Secret Service