Washington, DC Police Department has confirmed that an elderly couple from Wisconsin has passed away following the incident after four people were struck by lightning Thursday evening in front of the White House.

DC Fire says 2 men & 2 women have critical life-threatening injuries after apparently being struck by lightning near the White House. Updates coming soon @fox5dc pic.twitter.com/6ONdSKZiQ8

— Lindsay Watts (@LindsayAWatts) August 4, 2022

According to the police, James Mueller, 76, and Donna Mueller, 75, both from Janesville, Wisconsin, passed away as a result of their injuries sustained in the strike that took place in Lafayette Square, a public park located within President’s Park directly north of the White House.

The massive lightning strike near the White House was captured on tape by a Fox weather camera.

Watch the video below:

WATCH: Fox weather camera captured this incredible lightning strike around the time the 4 people were struck near White House. https://t.co/9liRqW7tqx @fox5dc pic.twitter.com/fsXTKCpYQq

— Lindsay Watts (@LindsayAWatts) August 5, 2022

“At 06:52 p.m. DC Fire and EMS received a report of a lightning strike in Lafayette Park with multiple patients,” said Vito Maggiolo, the spokesperson for D.C. Fire and EMS.

“When we arrived we found a total of four patients. There were two adult males, and there were two adult females. All four were suffering from critical, life-threatening injuries. We were able to quickly treat and transport all four patients, and they were all taken to area hospitals,” he added.

Statement from @dcfireems regarding the lightning strike at Lafayette Park – #DCsBravest express sincere gratitude to the Uniformed Division of @SecretService and officers of US Park Police/@usparkpolicepio for rendering immediate medical care to the injured. #SaferStrongerDC pic.twitter.com/3ubPNA3MXn

— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) August 5, 2022

The U.S. Park Police and the Secret Service performed CPR and used an automated external defibrillator (AED), according to Fox 5.

Watch from Fox:

4 people struck by lightning near White House hospitalized with life threatening injuries tonight. Park Police & Secret Service officers saw it happen. https://t.co/UMgG9vcf7S @fox5dc pic.twitter.com/ZlMyLqzwIa

— Lindsay Watts (@LindsayAWatts) August 5, 2022

The post Apparent Lightning Strike Near White House Kills Elderly Couple, Injures 2 Others with Life Threatening Injuries appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.


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