Armed Man Shot Outside White House

An armed man has been shot and wounded by Secret Service agents, outside the White House, in the US city of Washington.

The US Secret Service has shot an armed man outside the White House, according to US officials.

Police told ABC News that a man brandished a weapon at a security checkpoint near the building and was shot in stomach.

The White House was briefly placed on lockdown after the shooting on Friday. President Barack Obama was golfing in Maryland at the time.

The victim was transported to hospital with critical injuries, officials said.

Vice President Joe Biden was in the White House at the time. He was taken to a “secure area” during the incident, White House officials said.

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