US: Trump Abruptly Stopped Media Briefing After a Man Shot Near White House

  • US President Donald Trump had to abruptly stop media briefing by a secret service agent after shots were fired outside the White House. As he was leaving the room, Trump was heard saying, "Oh! What's happening". The President returned nine minutes later to say the situation was under control, and a man had been shot. The US Secret Service confirmed the incident saying, "there had been an officer-involved in shooting at 17th Street and Pennsylvania Ave". The President also said that the event "might not have had anything to do with me." According to the Associated Press, the District Columbia fire department said a man suffered severe or possibly critical injuries. 

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