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Trump returns to podium after evacuation, says Secret Service has shot someone

Trump returns to podium after evacuation, says Secret Service has shot someone

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Donald Trump’s White House press briefing was ended abruptly today mid-remarks. A Secret Service agent approached the president, whispered something in his ear, then quickly escorted him out of the room. Reporters and photographers were visible in the live stream rushing to the window to apparently view something going on outside.

Bloomberg’s Jennifer Jacobs reported via Twitter that Trump was “evacuated” and that an agent locked the briefing room doors from the outside. It’s as yet unclear what occurred, but there are unconfirmed reports on Twitter of shots being fired.

One angle of the moment appears to show the agent telling the president: “We have shots fired outside.”

Trump returned to the podium and stated that there was a “shooting” outside of the White House but that it is now “under control.”

“Somebody’s been taken to the hospital. I don’t know the condition of the person. It seems that the person was shot by Secret Service so we’ll see what happens,” Trump said. He further claimed that no law enforcement officers were injured. The president then quickly moved on to discussing his usual talking points.

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