A man has been shot by a uniformed secret service agent after approaching a security checkpoint and drawing a weapon outside the Executive Mansion of the White House. Immediately following the incident the White House was sent into lockdown.

An official has confirmed that nobody in or related to the White House was injured in the incident, and everyone has been accounted for. However, the man shot by the secret service agent has been transported to a Washington DC hospital in critical condition.

President Barack Obama was golfing in Maryland at the time of the incident, but Vice President Joe Biden was in the building at the time.

unspecific reports have been released saying that an individual is in custody, this is likely the same person as the man shot and transported to hospital.