DEVELOPING: Trump Pulled Out Mid-Briefing, Shooter Stopped By Secret Service Outside WH Perimeter
President Donald Trump was pulled out of Monday’s press briefing by a secret service officer. The President returned several minutes later and reported a shooter had been neutralized outside the White House gates — the shooter is the only one reported to be injured in the incident.
The rare abrupt appearance by the Secret Service resembled former White House Chief of Staff Andy Card whispering to the President about 9/11. Trump was taken to the Oval Office reportedly and briefed on the matter. He asked when he could return to the press and once cleared, Trump walked back in and conducted the rest of the briefing.
More information about the shooter, their condition, and the motive is unknown.
Secret Service hold presser on shots fired outside of White House