Man Shot by Secret Service Near White House Remains in Critical Condition

Jesse Olivieri of Pennsylvania, who was carrying a gun, is in a DC hospital.

ByABC News
May 22, 2016, 12:00 AM

— -- The man shot by a U.S. Secret Service officer near the White House Friday remains in critical condition in a Washington hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said Saturday.

George Washington University Hospital spokeswoman Susan Griffiths would provide only his condition, according to The Associated Press. She referred other questions to the Secret Service, but a spokesman for that agency, Robert Hoback, declined to discuss the case, citing the continuing investigation.

The White House was locked down for around 45 minutes Friday afternoon after a man -- identified by ABC sources as Pennsylvania resident Jesse A. Olivieri -- carrying a gun near the complex was shot by a Secret Service agent

Just after 3 p.m., Olivieri, who was carrying a gun, approached a Secret Service checkpoint on the outer perimeter of the White House grounds, near 17th and E Street Northwest.

He ignored commands from Secret Service officers to drop his weapon, and began brandishing his firearm, the official said.

A Secret Service agent then fired a single shot at Olivieri, wounding him, according to the official. He was then taken into custody and Secret Service personnel administered first aid.

Olivieri was transported to a local hospital, where he is being treated.

The president was not in the White House at the time of the incident and the lockdown was lifted just after 4 p.m. Vice President Biden was reported to be “within the complex” at the White House, but is “secure," according to a spokesperson.

PHOTO: The scene near the White House is seen here, May 20, 2016. A shooting was reported nearby.
The scene near the White House is seen here, May 20, 2016. A shooting was reported nearby.

Snipers took to the White House roof with guns drawn as people were cleared off the streets. Some people were heard screaming on Pennsylvania Avenue.

ABC News' Jack Date, John Parkinson and Pierre Thomas contributed to this report.

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