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Law enforcement sources tell Fox News that a Secret Service officer shot an armed individual after the person approached the White House complex with a weapon in plain sight – in an incident that put the White House temporarily on lockdown.

Reportedly, the person was told to drop the weapon but did not comply. The Secret Service opened fire, shooting the suspect in the stomach.  The person has been taken to a nearby hospital with critical injuries.

The event led the Secret Service to clear the White House lawn and put it on lockdown for  a temporary period of time.

The shooting took place shortly after 3pm ET.

President Obama was not at the White House.  Vice President Joe Biden was in the White House at the time and was secured during the lockdown.

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