Updated on May 20 at 5:15 p.m. ET
An armed man approaching a White House checkpoint with a gun Friday afternoon was shot by a Secret Service agent after he ignored several orders to drop the weapon, the U.S. Secret Service said in a statement.
The incident prompted a lockdown of the White House that was later lifted. President Obama was not in the compound at the time of the incident, and Vice President Joe Biden, who was, was in a secure location.
The gunman has not been identified, but is in a critical condition, D.C. Fire and EMS said.
Our earlier updates follow:
4:22 p.m. ET
The Secret Service said:
The Secret Service is confirming a police involved shooting near the @WhiteHouse complex. All Secret Service protectees are safe.— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) May 20, 2016
A White House official said: No one within or associated with the White House was injured, and everyone in the White House was safe and accounted for. Obama was made aware of the situation.
4:07 p.m. ET
The White House lockdown was lifted a little after 4 p.m.
Lockdown of WH grounds lifted following shooting incident at security checkpoint on perimeter of the WH compound.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) May 20, 2016
Updated on May 20 at 4:03 p.m. ET