A reportedly armed man was shot outside the White House this afternoon.

No word on motive at this point, only that the suspect was male and shot in the abdomen and transported in critical condition to a local hospital.

The White House was placed on lockdown. VP Biden was present at the complex, but not President Obama.

The shooting occurred after an earlier incident when Secret Service officers cleared the White House North Lawn, Pennsylvania Avenue and Lafayette Park during an ongoing security incident.

It will be interesting to see the Obama administration’s take on the shooting and if it will feed into its anti-Second Amendment rhetoric.

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