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>> Secret service agents with guns drawn and ready after a guard shot a man brandishing a weapon outside the White House gates Friday, shattering the quiet of a spring afternoon in the nation's capital. The wounded man taken into custody and transported to a local hospital. The incident triggering a massive show of force around the White House complex in the wake of recent incidents from fence jumpers to rammed gates.
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President Obama was golfing at the time of the shooting, but Vice President Joe Biden was inside the complex which was locked down briefly before returning to normal. The shooting comes as security officials prepare to nearly double the height of the fence surrounding the White House to 11 feet.