A shooting which took place yesterday just outside the White house complex briefly overtook the Presidents speech forcing the secret service to escort him away from the press.
Later information was acquired that a uniformed secret service had shot a 51years old man who pulled a gun at a police officer, crouching in shooters stance.
The suspect and the officer were both taken to hospitals, but the Secret Service statement doesn’t specify why the officer was taken.
The incident took place at 17th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. near the White House complex.
Only a few minutes before the commencement of President Trumps briefing, a secret service agent told the president that he had to leave the room. The doors of the briefing room was shut with the press members still inside.
A few moments later, Trump returned to the podium to inform the press members that the secret service had recently shot a man and that the man had been taken to the hospital for treatments.
The secret service later confirmed the news via twitter and spoke about the security status of the white house.
“It seems to be very well under control. I’d like to thank the Secret Service for doing their always quick and very effective work,” Trump said.
President Trump was asked if the shot had rattled him and he responded ” I don’t know. Do I seem rattled? “.
This incident has come to be known as “the white house shooting”.
He went on to say ” The world’s always been a dangerous place. It’s not something that’s unique. You look back over the centuries, the world has been a dangerous place, very dangerous place, and it will continue, I guess, for a period of time. “
The shooting occurred around 5.55pm yesterday evening.
The adult male was treated at the scene for critical, life-threatening injuries, Buchanan said, and transported to a nearby hospital.