President Donald Trump Evacuated In The Middle Of Press Conference After Shooting Outside White House
Washington: Following a shooting outside White House on Monday, secret service guards briefly evacuated United State President Donald Trump in the middle of a press conference.
— ABC News (@ABC) August 10, 2020
The president was abruptly ushered out of the press event and black-clad secret service agents with automatic rifles rushed across the lawn north of the White House.
President Trump: "There was a shooting outside of the White House, seems to very well under control. I'd like to thank the Secret Service..there was an actual shooting…the person was shot by Secret Service." pic.twitter.com/cnNa0aMYDt
— CSPAN (@cspan) August 10, 2020
Minutes later, Trump reappeared at the press conference, where journalists had been locked in, and announced that someone had been shot outside the White House grounds.
The Secret Service tweeted that it “can confirm there has been an officer involved shooting at 17th Street and Pennsylvania Ave.” “Law enforcement shot someone, it seems to be, the suspect. And the suspect is on the way to the hospital,” he said.
The Secret Service can confirm there has been an officer involved shooting at 17th Street and Pennsylvania Ave. Law enforcement officials are on the scene. More information to follow.
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) August 10, 2020
Meanwhile, Trump said he knew nothing about the identity or motives of the person shot, but when asked if the person had been armed, he answered: “From what I understand, the answer is yes. “It might not have had anything to do with me,” Trump added, saying the incident took place “on the outside” of the White House perimeter.