President Donald Trump abruptly stopped a White House press conference on Monday after speaking for two minutes before a man led him out of the room.
Multiple reporters in the White House press pool said it appeared to be a Secret Service agent who interrupted Trump.
After being pulled away, the president returned to the press briefing room and told reporters that a shooting had taken place outside the White House. Trump said he was taken to the Oval Office.
“There was an actual shooting and somebody has been taken to the hospital. I don’t know the condition of the person,” Trump said, according to Politico.
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“Seems that the person was shot by the Secret Service. It’s unfortunate that this is the world, but the world has always been a dangerous place,” Trump said.
A Secret Service officer shot at a person in Lafayette Park, NBC News reported.
“You were surprised. I was surprised,” Trump said after he returned to the briefing room. “I think it’s probably pretty unusual.