Incident at the White House – level 2
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 came 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).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
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