Up to date: August 11, 2020 5:10:47 am
President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted by a US Secret Service agent out of the White Home briefing room as he was starting a coronavirus briefing Monday afternoon.
He returned minutes later, saying there was a “taking pictures” exterior the White Home that was “below management.”
“There was an precise taking pictures and any person’s been taken to the hospital,” Trump stated.
The president stated the photographs had been fired by legislation enforcement, saying he believed the person who was shot was armed.
“It was the suspect who was shot,” Trump stated.
Trump stated he was escorted to the Oval Workplace by the agent. The White Home was positioned on lockdown following the incident.
#WATCH US: Secret Service brokers escorted President Donald Trump out of White Home briefing room shortly after the beginning of a news convention.
After returning to the news convention, President Trump knowledgeable reporters that there was a taking pictures exterior the White Home. pic.twitter.com/msZou6buGP
— ANI (@ANI) August 10, 2020
The taking pictures happened close to 17th Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue simply blocks from the White Home, in accordance with two sources with data of the scenario who weren’t licensed to talk publicly about it. Regulation enforcement officers had been nonetheless making an attempt to find out the suspect’s motive.
The suspect was transferred to an area hospital, however their situation was not instantly identified.
Trump praised the work of Secret Service personnel for his or her work in maintaining him protected.
Requested if he was shaken by the incident, Trump requested reporters: “I don’t know. Do I appear rattled?”
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