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Shooting reported near White House

Secret Service agents stands on the North Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 20, 2016, after the White House was placed on security alert after shooting on street outside.
Andrew Harnik | AP
Secret Service agents stands on the North Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 20, 2016, after the White House was placed on security alert after shooting on street outside.

A shooting occurred near the White House on Friday afternoon, NBC reported.

The situation was deemed over soon after the initial reports, with preliminary info saying there was a single male shot in the chest. Initial reports said that the individual approached a White House guard post one block from the facility, brandished a weapon, and then refused an order to put down his gun.

Early reports suggested that the man was shot by a Secret Service officer.

The White House was placed on lock down until about 4 p.m. ET.