Man shot by Secret Service outside White House claimed he had weapon, "ran aggressively" toward officer, withdrew object from clothing

by Adam Ford · Aug 11th, 2020 8:55 am

Last Updated Aug 12th, 2020 at 8:21 am

The man who was shot just outside the White House Monday — causing President Trump to briefly be evacuated from an in-process press conference — told a Secret Service officer he had a weapon, then ran at him "aggressively," pulled an object from his clothing, and "crouched into a shooter's stance as if about to fire a weapon" before being shot by the officer.

Statement from the U.S. Secret Service:

Videos of the president being evacuated from the White House briefing room during his press conference on Monday and then returning shortly thereafter to discuss what happened:


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