Earlier today a uniformed officer with the U.S. Secret Service shot and wounded an armed man after he approached a checkpoint and refused to drop his gun.

It’s theorized that is was a suicide-by-cop:

Here’s the official statement on the incident:

The White House was on lockdown after the incident and President Obama was informed of the shooting while he was doing what he does best:

Phew!

Scenes from the White House:

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Editor’s note: We’ve corrected a typo in the post.