Install

Get the latest updates as we post them — right on your browser

. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Knifer at White House

WASHINGTON () -- A man, who witnesses said ran toward the White House brandishing a long knife, was shot Tuesday by police in the third shooting incident around the executive mansion in two months.


This time, no shots were aimed toward the White House.


President Bill Clinton was in the Oval Office at the time, and an aide said he was informed but that no changes were made in his schedule.


Rich James, spokesman for George Washington University Hospital, said the man was wounded once in the chest and once in the right leg. He was listed in critical condition and was undergoing surgery.


James described him as a black male, estimated to be in his 40s or 50s. He apparently was one of several homeless people who camp out in Lafayette Park across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House.