Trump evacuated from in-process press conference after Secret Service shoots person outside White House

by Adam Ford · Aug 10th, 2020 7:00 pm

Last Updated Aug 11th, 2020 at 5:35 pm

President Trump was abruptly evacuated from his Monday afternoon press conference in the White House briefing room after a shooting occurred just outside the White House.

Moments later, Trump returned and informed the press that an individual was shot by the Secret Service just outside the White House, prompting security to evacuate him from the press conference and secure him in the Oval Office until they were certain the situation was safe.

The Secret Service confirmed the incident on Twitter.

When a reporter asked if he was rattled after the incident, the president quipped, "Do I seem rattled?"


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