US President briefly evacuated after shooting outside White House

Vastavam web: US president Trump evacuated by Secret Service agent from a live press briefing in the White House after shots were fired outside the highly-secured building. As the president was speaking to reporters in the White House briefing room, a Secret Service bodyguard abruptly approached him and interrupted, saying in a quiet voice, “Sir, could you please come with me?”

Trump and staff members left. Doors to the briefing room, still filled with journalists, were locked. Minutes later, Trump reappeared at the press conference and announced that someone had been shot by the Secret Service outside the White House grounds. “It was outside of the White House in this area right over here and they will have details for you in a little while. Somebody is taken to the hospital. It seems that the shooting was done by the law enforcement at that person, at the suspect, he said.

It was the suspect who was shot and this just took place. A couple of people outside I noticed a man named John Roberts who you know very well he reported that he heard shots. He was outside and he heard two shots, he added.

Source: PTI