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Donald Trump Evacuated After Shooting Outside White House:- The security service guards monitoring the White House shot a person who was armed outside the White House on Monday. USA President Donald Trump was evacuated when he was briefing a press conference. The president was rushed out of the press event. The black-clad secret service agents rounded off the White House. Minutes after this, Donald Trump reappeared at the press conference and announced that someone was shot outside the White House. "Can confirm there has been an officer involved shooting at 17th Street and Pennsylvania Ave. Law enforcement shot someone, it seems to be, the suspect. And the suspect is on the way to the hospital" tweeted the Secret Service.
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
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
Donald Trump said that he doesn't know anything about the incident or the identity and he said that the person was armed. Donald Trump also said that he has nothing to do with the incident. The situation was calm soon outside the White House. The number of cops gathered at the corner of 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. Donald Trump also resumed back to the podium and resumed the press conference. "The world is always a dangerous place" responded Donald Trump to the reporters when asked about the incident. Donald Trump lauded the security personnel and the cover that is provided to him. He said that he is quite safe with the secret service.
Statement from U.S. Secret Service on officer involved shooting: pic.twitter.com/vMP9ypuNh5— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) August 11, 2020