Lightning strike outside White House sends 4 to hospital in critical condition

Four people are in critical condition after an apparent lightning strike outside the White House Thursday evening. 

DC Fire and EMS said the lightning strike happened in Lafayette Park, located in front of the White House. 

“DCs Bravest on scene in the process of treating and transporting 4 patients, all in critical condition,” DC Fire and EMS tweeted. 

Fox News has contacted the agency for additional information and will update this story accordingly. 

Thursday’s incident comes after a lightning strike last month killed one soldier and injured multiple others during a training event at the Fort Gordon Army post in Georgia. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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