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White House: Obama briefed on lockdown, no staff injured

by Reuters
Friday, 20 May 2016 20:23 GMT

WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has been informed about the lockdown incident at the White House and no one on his staff was injured after a reported shooting on Friday, an official said.

"No one within or associated with the White House was injured, and everyone in the White House is safe and accounted for," a White House official said in an email. "The president has been made aware of the situation."

(Reporting by Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)

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