Police ID man who killed himself outside White House

Secret Service agents examine the car of Cameron Ross Burgess after the Alabama man killed himself in front of the White House

The man approached the fence line, removed a concealed handgun and fired several rounds, none of which appear to have been aimed at the White House, a Secret Service spokesperson said.

A White House spokesman said: "We are aware of the situation". Around 2 p.m., the D.C. Police Department, which sent its natural death squad to the scene, tweeted that the man had been declared deceased and next of kin would be notified.

Burgess reportedly shot himself amid a crowd of more than 100 people who fled after the gunfire.

According to Secret Service spokeswoman, the male had a single gunshot wound and that Secret Service personnel didn't fire any shots.

No other injuries were reported.

President Donald Trump was at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida at the time of the shooting.

A man fatally shot himself on the crowded pedestrian avenue directly in front of the White House on Saturday, officials said.

White House security was also considerably tightened around the perimeter.

None of the shots were aimed at the White House and no one else was injured, according to Capitol Police. "Reports of two loud booms/shots on the North Side".

The President is due to return to Washington DC today.

The White House was on lockdown during the investigation after the shooting.

On that occasion Trump was inside the building.