Four people in critical condition after lighting strike near White House

The lightning strike hit Lafayette Park, which sits directly across the street from the White House, according to DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services. Two men and two women were transferred to area hospitals, DC Fire and EMS tweeted.

“All had critical life threatening injuries,” the agency tweeted.

A severe thunderstorm hit the DC region around 7p.m. ET Thursday.

This story is breaking and will be updated.

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