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Suspect in custody after active shooting at the White House

aa48fab522e95ddbb1bf77fe4b6373d8US Secret Service officers shot a male suspect near a security checkpoint close to the White House after he apparently brandished a weapon, a law enforcement source told CNN. The suspect was shot in the abdomen and taken into custody, according to two sources familiar with the incident. President Barack Obama was not at the White House, and Vice President Joe Biden was secured in the White House complex during the incident. Reporters in the press room said they had been told to shelter in the basement.news.com.au