Update: The Secret Service has announced the suspect as well as a Secret Service officer were transported to a local hospital.
“The investigation into a USSS officer involved shooting is ongoing. A male subject and a USSS officer were both transported to a local hospital. At no time during this incident was the White House complex breached or were any protectees in danger.”
Update: the investigation into a USSS officer involved shooting is ongoing. A male subject and a USSS officer were both transported to a local hospital. At no time during this incident was the White House complex breached or were any protectees in danger.
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) August 10, 2020
An armed gunman near the White House was reportedly shot by the U.S. Secret Service. As the event was unfolding, President Trump was rushed out of a press conference briefly before returning and picking up where he left off.
“It seems to be very well under control,” he said after returning. “But there was an actual shooting, and somebody has been taken to the hospital. I don’t know the condition of the person.”
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
According to the President, he was taken to the Oval Office, not one of the White House bunkers designed for maximum safety. The Oval Office is bullet-proof and believed to be able to withstand small explosive munitions as well.
“I feel very safe with Secret Service, they’re fantastic people,” President Trump said. “They just wanted me to step aside for a little while to make sure that everything was cleared outside.”
President Trump was just rushed from the briefing room by Secret Service.
There was an armed gunman near the White House.
They were shot by police.
Thank you to our law enforcement for keeping the President safe!
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) August 10, 2020
🚨 BREAKING 🚨
POTUS was just evacuated from his live press conference by a Secret Service agent
It almost sounds like the agent is saying “shots fired”
Anyone know what happened?!pic.twitter.com/YXRSOX5nBc
— Rogan O’Handley 🇺🇸 (@DC_Draino) August 10, 2020
Here's the moment a gun shot reportedly went off outside of the White House, prompting Secret Service to remove Pres. Trump from the briefing room.
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) August 10, 2020
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) August 10, 2020
“Do I seem rattled?”
President @realDonaldTrump is THE MAN.
— Alex Bruesewitz (@alexbruesewitz) August 10, 2020
Not likely what they had in mind but man, the bad, coincidental timing https://t.co/Pnkh6zIOrG
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 10, 2020
Thank you, @SecretService 🇺🇸
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) August 10, 2020
This is a breaking story and will be updated as more information is made available.
As usual, the Secret Service was quick to respond and protect President Trump during a time of potential crisis. As soon as we hear more about the gunman who was shot near the White House, we’ll post it here.
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