Washington: On late Monday, President Donald Trump was abruptly led by a Secret Service agent in the middle of a news briefing as shooting outside the White house.
The agent walked on stage while Trump was addressing media, and whispered in President’s ear. An apparently shocked Trump said, ‘oh’ and ‘What’s happening’ and went out accompanied by the Secret Agent. BBC reports.
Nine minutes later President was back to the media room and informed, ”the situation was under control and a man had been shot”. A lockdown imposed on the white house after the incident.
According to the BBC, a US Secret Service confirmed, ”there had been an officer-involved Shooting at 17th street and Pennsylvania Ave”. An investigation has been started over the shooting in which a male subject and an USSS officer involved. It is informed that a male subject and a USSS officer have been transported to a local hospital.
President later said it is not known yet, whether the person has any” ill intentions” towards him.