President Abruptly Ends Press Conference and White House Put on Lockdown

President Abruptly Ends Press Conference and White House Put on Lockdown

The President abruptly ended a press briefing this afternoon. The Secret Service got the President’s attention and told him something that caused him to pause his press briefing and exit the room. There reports emerging of shots fired nearby and the President returned to the podium to explain.

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John Roberts of Fox News reported that he heard several shots outside. The shots were reportedly at 17th and Pennsylvania which is very close to the White House. The President told the press that law enforcement shot the suspect and that person is now on the way to the hospital. He said there was nobody else injured and no law enforcement injured.

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 08: Reporters, including ABC News’ Jonathan Karl (C), wear face masks to reduce the chance of spreading the novel coronavirus pandemic during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House May 08, 2020 in Washington, DC. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany talked about the bad jobs report due to COVID-19 and the Department of Justice’s dropping of charges against former national security advisor Michael Flynn. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The President went on to thank the Secret Service and carried on to complete the briefing. A full report will come out later after an investigation has been complete. The President did not say the shooting had anything to do with him and commented that the world has always been a dangerous place.

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