The White House is no longer on lockdown following a nearby shooting this afternoon.

An armed man was shot by a Secret Service agent at a security checkpoint outside the White House.

The suspect was taken to a hospital under heavy police guard.

The checkpoint is located just outside the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.  It's one of the locations where visitors with White House appointments are required to check-in.

A huge law enforcement presence remains at the site of the shooting, including the Secret Service, FBI and U.S. Park Police.  President Obama is not at the White House this afternoon.  He is golfing at Joint Base Andrews in suburban Maryland.

The White House says the President has been made aware of the situation.