UPDATE: A man has been taken to hospital in a critical condition, after being shot near the White House in the US.
Authorities say the man, believed to be in his mid-20s, was holding a silver gun as he approached the gates of the President’s residence.
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Barack Obama was out playing golf at the time, but the building and surrounds were placed into lockdown.
But, the Secret Service weren’t taking any chances and it’s believed they opened fire, shooting the man.