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President Trump abruptly escorted from briefing after shooting near WH

 

Last updated 8/10/2020 at 4:08pm



COLLEEN LONG, MICHAEL BALSAMO and JONATHAN LEMIRE

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 was 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, saying he believed the individual who was shot was armed. "It was the suspect who w...



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