Shooting reported near the White House

By Kevin Liptak CNN White House Producer

Washington (CNN) -- Secret Service officers shot a male suspect near a security checkpoint near the White House after he apparently brandished a weapon, a law enforcement source said.

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. The lockdown was lifted around 4 p.m.

The city's EMS said a patient identified as the suspect has been transported to a local hospital with critical injuries. Another law enforcement official said investigators have located the suspect's vehicle near the shooting area.

The U.S. Park Police said Friday a shooting had occurred in close vicinity to the White House.

Earlier in the afternoon, Secret Service officers cleared the White House North Lawn, Pennsylvania Avenue and Lafayette Park in an ongoing security incident. Officers drew guns and ordered reporters to move inside.

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