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Trump abruptly escorted from briefing after shooting near WH


August 11, 2020

Doug Mills – New York Times

President Donald Trump departs a news conference at the request of the Secret Service at the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. President Trump returned shortly thereafter and said there had been a shooting near the White House.

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted by a U.S. Secret Service agent out of the White House briefing room as he was beginning a coronavirus briefing Monday afternoon. He returned minutes later, saying there had been a "shooting" outside the White House that was "under control."

"There was an actual shooting and somebody's been taken to the hospital," Trump said. The president said the shots were fired by law enforcement and that he believed the individual who was shot was armed. "It was the suspect who was shot," Trump said.

Trump said he was escorted to the Oval Office by the agent. The White House was placed on lockdown following the incident.


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