BREAKING NEWS: Donald Trump is briefly accompanied by the press conference and returns to say, "Secret Service suspected SHOT in front of the White House."
- President Donald Trump was accompanied by his press conference
- An intelligence agent came into the room, whispered to him, and led him out
- President said it was shot outside the White House
President Donald Trump was followed by his press conference on Monday less than five minutes into the press conference after police shot a suspect who was firing at the White House.
"There was a shootout outside the White House and it seems to be very well under control," President Trump said after returning to the room.
He thanked his security service for acting quickly.
“I would like to thank the Secret Service for its always quick and very effective work. There was a shooting and someone was taken to the hospital. I don't know the person's condition. Seems like the person was shot by the Secret Service so we'll see what happens, ”he said.
Shortly after he started speaking to the press, an intelligence agent came into the press conference room to whisper in President Donald Trump's ear
Law enforcement agencies locked the White House
The agent escorted President Trump out of the briefing room
President Trump said he was escorted because shots were fired in the White House
He said the agents took him to the Oval Office, which is next to the press conference room.
The president said he was surprised by what happened but not worried for his personal safety.
"I was surprised," he said. “They are quite unusual, but very, very professional people. You are doing a fantastic job as you know. & # 39;
& # 39; The world was a dangerous place. Very dangerous place and it will probably take a while. I feel very safe with the Secret Service, they are fantastic people. They are the best of the best and they are well trained, ”he added.
He said he never thought of canceling his press conference.
"I didn't even think about not coming back," Trump said. "I asked if I could come back, they said to wait a while."
And with that, he returned a little impatiently to what he was saying before being dragged out of the room and talking about the surge in the stock market.
President Trump had barely started his press conference when an intelligence agent entered the press conference room and whispered in the president's ear. President Trump left the room with him.
Upon returning after an agent brought him out, President Trump said he never considered not returning to end his press conference
President Trump picked up his briefing where he left off and spoke on the stock market
A uniformed intelligence agent outside the White House press conference room
Reporters in the meeting room said the room had been locked. This is the standard procedure when there is a security breach.
Intelligence agents check all reporters before the event and lock the room before the president enters with agents at all entry points.
Police were seen outside the press conference area, which is located in the west wing of the White House.