Trump briefing interrupted by ‘shooting’ near White House

President Trump dramatically cut short a news conference in the White House press briefing room on Monday evening after what he later described as “a shooting” outside the building. Trump was initially taken by Secret Service from the briefing room podium. He returned roughly ten minutes later and provided an explanation to reporters. 

“There are no details we just found out … it was outside of the White House,” Trump said. “Somebody was taken to the hospital. It seems that the shooting was done by law enforcement. It was the suspect who was shot.”

Trump said he was taken to the Oval Office. He noted that Fox News’ John Roberts reported hearing two shots fired. A White House official who was in the building told Yahoo News they also heard shots though the cause was “unclear.”

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