Secret Service Have Taken Trump Away From Press Briefing After Shots Were Reportedly Fired Outside The White House
Update: We’ve added a video of with audio of the suspected gun shot. This is unconfirmed.
Update 2: Trump had returned to the podium.
Update 3: Trump has returned and explained the situation – “There was a shooting outside of the White House and it seems to be very much under control. I’d like to thank the Secret Service for their always quick and very effective work but their was an actual shooting and somebody was taken to the hospital. I don’t know the condition of the person but it seems that the person was shot by Secret Service. There are no details, we just found out right now. It was outside of the White House. It seems that the shooting was done by law enforcement at that person.”
Moments ago, President Trump confirmed there was a shooting outside of the White House and that the person shot by the Secret Service was taken the hospital. pic.twitter.com/PgMehoGsTj— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) August 10, 2020
Update 4: Trump continues – “Secret Service will have a full report in a little while. They’ll have a full report. The world has always been a dangerous place, it’s not something that is unique. You look back over the centuries, the world has been a dangerous place. I feel safe with the Secret Service, they’re fantastic people. They’re the best of the best. They’re highly trained…There’s nobody like these people.”
Update 5: President Trump confirms the Secret Service shot someone.
Update 6: Nationalist Review has found a video of the suspect being detained by the Secret Service.
Update 7: The Secret Service has released the following statement:
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
During President Trump’s presser this evening, he was abruptly pulled away from the podium and taken into another room. There are now initial reports of shots being fired near the White House. No further details at this time. Additional information will be added to this post as it comes.
VIDEO: Secret Service agent abruptly escorts Trump from White House briefing room. pic.twitter.com/YghHU2S4n4— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) August 10, 2020
A audio recording of a potential gunshot (unconfirmed):
Sounded like a gun shot right outside the White House. Secret service making press clear the lawn. Law enforcement holding guns everywhere. pic.twitter.com/zwl4tGiIof— J & M (@Trumpsters45) August 10, 2020