Shooting near White House heard
Gun firing was heard near the White House. The US President Mr. Donald Trump was abruptly escorted from the live press briefing. The Secret Services escorted the President.
He resume to press briefing minutes later. Trump said that everything is under control in the White House area when he resumed to the briefing. He praised the Secret Services who made the situation under control.Trump confirmed male subject was taken to the hospital and his situation is unknown. He also confirmed that the person was shot by the secret services itself.
The Secret Service also tweeted confirming an officer-involved shooting at 17th Street Northwest and Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest. It also stated an investigation of the shooting is going on. The White House at no time was breached or were any protectees in danger during this incident complex .
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When did the incident took place?
The incident happened soon after Trump started speaking inside the press briefing room of the White House. A top secret service agent reached out to him and requested him to leave the briefing room As he was making his opening statement and talking about NASDAQ and economy,
The secret service agent was seen saying something into his ears, after which the president, calm and composed, walked out of the briefing room. Trump later told reporters that he was taken to the Oval Office.
The suspect approached the officer and told the officer he had a weapon. The suspect then turned around, ran aggressively towards the officer, and in a drawing motion, withdrew an object from his clothing.”He then crouched into a shooter’s stance as if about to fire a weapon. The Secret Service officer discharged his weapon striking the individual in the torso,” it said.
Trump also praised the Secret Service for their professionalism.