Washington: The White House lockdown was lifted after Secret Service officers shot down a male suspect who allegedly opened fire on the complex Friday afternoon.
The man, who apparently brandished a weapon on a street outside the White House, was shot in the abdomen and rushed to a hospital.
The White House went into lockdown immediately after the shooting occurred in the afternoon, said police.
US President Barack Obama was on a golf outing at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland when the shooting occurred, reported media.

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