On May 20, the White House was put on lockdown after a man approached a security checkpoint and waved a gun.

CNN reports that when law enforcement asked him to put the weapon down, he refused, he was then shot in the stomach by security. He was arrested and was being treated for his injury at a local hospital. The suspect does not have a criminal history with the Secret Service.

The lockdown was lifted at around 45 minutes after the incident. While President Barack Obama was not on the premise, Vice President Joe Biden was and was places in the security complex.

A White House official released a statement regarding the well-being of the government representatives after the shooting.

“No one within or associated with the White House was injured, and everyone in the White House is safe and accounted for,” the source tells CNN. “The President has been made aware of the situation.”

The Secret Service confirmed the news of the shooting on Twitter, saying all people it is responsible for protecting were accounted for.

“The Secret Service is confirming a police involved shooting near the @WhiteHouse complex,” the official account says. “All Secret Service protectees are safe.”

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