President Trump was abruptly escorted away by Secret Service from the White House briefing room just a few minutes after taking the podium for a press briefing, but quickly returned to tell reporters, “There was a shooting outside of the White House,” FOX News reports.
There were reports of shots fired near the White House.
The White House was placed on lockdown while agents were seen all over the White House grounds.
Trump later returned to the room and told reporters that the Secret Service shot someone outside of the White House, Breaking 911 reports.
“Someone was shot by law enforcement.” “I would like to thank the Secret Service.”
Circumstances surrounding the shooting were not immediately known. The condition of the suspect wasn’t clear.
MOMENTS AGO: President Trump evacuated from Press Briefing room by Secret Service pic.twitter.com/puDEJFybDO
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) August 10, 2020
Sounded like a gun shot right outside the White House. Secret service making press clear the lawn. Law enforcement holding guns everywhere. pic.twitter.com/KQx6HWcKij
— @skylerhenry (@SkylerHenry) August 10, 2020
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