Secret Service shot a man outside of White House, complex was not breached

"A male subject and a USSS officer were both transported to a local hospital. At no time during this incident was the White House complex breached or were any protectees in danger," the Secret Service tweeted.

Updated: August 10, 2020 - 8:29pm

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Shortly after beginning a Monday evening press conference, President Trump departed from the briefing room. When he returned he reported that an individual had been shot by the Secret Service outside of the White House.

It "seems that the person was shot by Secret Service," the president said after returning to the briefing. "It seems that the shooting was done by law enforcement at that person, at the suspect, it was the suspect who was shot," the president said.

The Secret Service has tweeted twice about the incident so far. The latest tweet reveals that the individual was a man and both he and a Secret Service officer were taken to the hospital. The White House complex was not penetrated during the incident.

"Update: the investigation into a USSS officer involved shooting is ongoing. A male subject and a USSS officer were both transported to a local hospital. At no time during this incident was the White House complex breached or were any protectees in danger," the Secret Service tweeted.

"The Secret Service can confirm there has been an officer involved shooting at 17th Street and Pennsylvania Ave. Law enforcement officials are on the scene. More information to follow," the Secret Service tweeted earlier in the evening.

 

 

 

 

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