Backgrounds first, unclear: Trump leaves after shots in front of a White house press conference

Because of shots in front of the White house has left America's President, Donald Trump held a press conference in his office for a few minutes. "There were s

Backgrounds first, unclear: Trump leaves after shots in front of a White house press conference

Because of shots in front of the White house has left America's President, Donald Trump held a press conference in his office for a few minutes. "There were shots outside, in front of the White house," Trump said on Monday, after a short interruption of his press conference, which lasted about nine minutes. The "firearms incident" was now under control, the President said on his return.

According to the President's security forces had, apparently, a Person close to the fence in front of the building shot. She had been armed. The incident had been "very close," said Trump. The Person had been taken to a hospital, her condition was not immediately known. The exact circumstances remained unclear.

see, how with rapid-fire guns, armed Secret Service officers were walking across the lawn of the White house. The Secret Service said in a statement on Twitter that there had been a firefight on the seventeenth street and Pennsylvania street, to the officers had been involved.

Trump was taken at the press conference after only a few minutes from the room, after an employee had approached him and, according to the TV channel CNN, had said: "you have to go out". He had been escorted by an agent into the Oval Office, Trump said. He continued the encounter with the journalists after a few minutes, and described the incident as "unusual".

"The world has always been a dangerous place," said Trump. He praised the Secret Service for the White house, his work is fantastic. He felt very safe and didn't thought for a second to come back to the press room. "Do I look upset?", he asked rhetorically after a question from a media representative. Otherwise, no one had been injured. A full report of the incident will follow, promised the President.

Even a good hour after the incident was cordoned off by the White house widely, as a Reuters Reporter in Washington reported. Dozens of cars were blocking the access ways to the official residence of the President. Also on the roof of the house Uniformed position. TV pictures of the North-East corner of the White house also showed many police officers and forces.

Updated Date: 11 August 2020, 09:19

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