At roughly 6 p.m. Eastern Time, President Donald Trump’s Monday press conference in the Briefing Room was interrupted by Secret Service, who spoke to the President and then escorted him out of the room.
The Secret Service agent could be heard whispering “We have shots fired outside in President Trump’s ear.”
The President then returned to the room minutes later to announce that shots had been fired at the White house, and an armed gunman had been taken down by gunfire from the police and Secret Service.
MOMENTS AGO: President Trump evacuated from Press Briefing room by Secret Service pic.twitter.com/puDEJFybDO
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) August 10, 2020
“I would to thank the Secret Service for doing their always quick and very effective work, but there was an actual shooting, and the person was taken to the hospital, and I don’t know the condition of the person,” Trump said.
The condition of the person shot by Secret Service is not known at this time.
President Trump confirms that an armed individual was shot by Secret Service outside of the White House and the person was taken to the hospital pic.twitter.com/Itwwqt2mNh
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 10, 2020
Editor’s Note: this is a developing story and may be updated as additional information becomes available.