Incident at the White House – level 2

Incident at the White House – level 2

27-05-2016 07:00

In the USA, a man in his mid-20s walked to the gate of the White House complex with a gun. He was not trying to hide it – people could easily see it. Police officers then came in and shot the man down. They wounded him critically.

Briefly, the White House locked down. Police stopped the traffic and searched cars. Snipers took watch on the roof. This was like a scene from a Hollywood movie.

President Obama was out playing golf at the time of the incident. Vice-President Joe Biden was on site. The police did not say if the President's family were at home at the time of the incident.

Difficult words: wounded (hurt, injured), briefly (only for some time), on site (in the area).

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