Trump evacuated from white house briefing room due to shooting
The President had already begun his daily news conference when the shooting began and Secret Service agents were seen escorting him out of the room.
When he returned several minutes later, he said that law enforcement officers had shot a suspect who was allegedly armed.
“It was a shooting outside of the White House. Law enforcement shot someone, seems to be the suspect and the suspect is now on the way to the hospital.
It seems to be very well under control. But there was an actual shooting, and somebody has been taken to the hospital.
I don’t know the condition of the person,” he said.
He added that no one else was injured in the incident, and praised the swift response of the Secret Service, which he said would provide more details on the shooting later.
He disclosed that he was taken to the Oval Office outside the briefing room after he was led out.