Man, 51, who was shot by Secret Service outside the White House was UNARMED say ...

The man shot and injured by a Secret Service officer outside the White House on Monday evening was unarmed, sources have told The Washington Post. 

Myron Berryman, 51, remains in a critical but stable condition in a Washington, D.C. hospital after he was struck in the chest after he allegedly charged towards an officer outside the President's residence claiming to have a gun. 

Berryman reportedly yelled 'I'm going to kill you. I'm going to shoot you' to the Secret Service officer before he was shot. 

Despite the alleged threats, no weapon was retrieved from the scene. 

At the time, President was inside the White House Briefing Room conducting a press conference which was being televised nationwide. 

 A Secret Service agent informed the Commander-in-chief of the shooting, and left the room as a security precaution. He returned five minutes later. 

In a statement released Monday night, the Secret Service stated: 'The suspect ... ran aggressively towards the officer, and in a drawing motion, withdrew an object from his clothing. He then crouched into a shooter's stance as if about to fire a weapon.'  

The man shot and injured by a Secret Service officer outside the White House on Monday evening was unarmed, sources have told The Washington Post. The corner of 17th Street and Pennsylvania Ave NW  is pictured shortly after the incident

The man shot and injured by a Secret Service officer outside the White House on Monday evening was unarmed, sources have told The Washington Post. The corner of 17th Street and Pennsylvania Ave NW  is pictured shortly after the incident 

Video on social media showed a person down at the corner of 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. The man has now been identified as Myron Berryman

Video on social media showed a person down at the corner of 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. The man has now been identified as Myron Berryman 

Law enforcement locked down the White House at the incident; a Secret Service agent stands outside the press briefing room after the shooting

Law enforcement locked down the White House at the incident; a Secret Service agent stands outside the press briefing room after the shooting 

In a statement released Monday night, the Secret Service stated: ''The suspect ... ran aggressively towards the officer, and in a drawing motion, withdrew an object from his clothing. He then crouched into a shooter's stance as if about to fire a weapon'

In a statement released Monday night, the Secret Service stated: ''The suspect ... ran aggressively towards the officer, and in a drawing motion, withdrew an object from his clothing. He then crouched into a shooter's stance as if about to fire a weapon' 

Berryman is reported to be a licensed boxer who stands at 6ft 3in. 

He was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct back in 2012. 

Berryman's sister gave an interview with The Washington Post on Tuesday, where she spoke on the condition of anonymity. 

She said she did not believe her brother would hurt anyone. 

'They said he had a weapon? He ran toward him? This is crazy.

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