USA

Trump briefing halted by Secret Service after shots fired near White House

WASHINGTON — Secret Service agents abruptly halted President Trump’s coronavirus briefing on Monday after an armed suspect was shot outside the White House.

The president was just minutes into his briefing when a Secret Service agent whispered in Trump’s ear and asked him to leave the podium along with other administration officials who were in the room.

Reporters in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room were briefly placed into lockdown and Secret Service surrounded the West Wing.

The president returned to the stage just minutes later to confirm someone had been taken to hospital following a shooting outside of the large White House wall.

“It seems that the person was shot by the Secret Service so we’ll see what happens,” Trump said, calling the episode “unfortunate.”

“It was outside of the White House,” he said. “It seems that the shooting was done by law enforcement at the suspect, it was the suspect who was shot,” he continued.

The president said he was not taken into the secure underground bunker but to an area near the Oval Office.

“It was pretty unusual but they do a fantastic job, as you know,” he said, telling reporters he did not fear for his safety after the dramatic episode.

Football news:

Totti visited a Lazio player who came out of a coma after 9 months
Carlo Ancelotti: Seamus Coleman is on a par with Ramos, Terry and Maldini
Mainz have sacked coach Baerlocher. The players went on strike because of the removal of the forward Salai
PSV for 9 million euros signed the defensive midfielder of Toulouse sanghar. They were Interested in Spartak
In the Premier League now give a penalty for almost any hit of the ball in the hand in the penalty area. Neither the players, nor the coaches, nor, it seems, the referees themselves like this
Granada's sponsor posted a picture of Joao Felix's heat map in the form of a penis after 1-6 with Atletico. Andalusians demand an apology
Safonov, Chalov and Magkeev were called up to the Russian U21 team for the matches against Estonia and Latvia