CNN is reporting that a suspect is down and in custody after shots were fired near the White House complex.
CNN White House reporter Joe Johns says the suspect approached a Secret Service check point, the suspect brandished a weapon, Secret Service agents shot the suspect in the abdomen and taken into custody.
District of Columbia Fire and EMS spokesman Doug Buchanan says one patient was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition shortly after 3 p.m. eastern time.
A D.C. police spokesman said the Secret Service was investigating.
BREAKING: U.S. Park Police: White House placed on security alert after shooting on street outside.
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 20, 2016
Shooting on W. Executive Dr. PIO en route to 17th and Pennsylvania
— USPPNEWS (@usparkpolicepio) May 20, 2016
The President is not at the White House.
The Vice President was at the White House is safe.