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11/08/2020 8:18 AM AEST | Updated 11/08/2020 8:35 AM AEST

Trump Removed From Press Conference After Shots Reportedly Fired Near White House

White House reporters at the press conference said President Trump was led out of the room by a Secret Service agent.

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President Trump was escorted from the White House press briefing room shortly after starting a news conference Monday.

President Donald Trump abruptly stopped a White House press conference on Monday after speaking for two minutes before a man led him out of the room.

Multiple reporters in the White House press pool said it appeared to be a Secret Service agent who interrupted Trump. 

After being pulled away, the president returned to the press briefing room and told reporters that a shooting had taken place outside the White House. Trump said he was taken to the Oval Office.

“There was an actual shooting and somebody has been taken to the hospital. I don’t know the condition of the person,” Trump said, according to Politico.

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“Seems that the person was shot by the Secret Service. It’s unfortunate that this is the world, but the world has always been a dangerous place,” Trump said.

A Secret Service officer shot at a person in Lafayette Park, NBC News reported.

“You were surprised. I was surprised,” Trump said after he returned to the briefing room. “I think it’s probably pretty unusual.