“there was a shooting and someone was taken to the hospital,” – said, commenting on the situation, the US President Donald trump. According to him, the man who shot the officer and tried to get through the fence to the White house, was also wounded.
on Monday evening, the Secret service wrote on Twitter that the shooter and officer of the secret service was taken to a local hospital. It was later revealed that the assailant was taken to the hospital of George Washington University in an unconscious state.
Recall that on Monday, agents of the U.S. Secret service brought trump for the hall for press conferences in 5 minutes after the start of briefing on the coronavirus. Another nine minutes later the President came back and said that the White house “fired”, but the situation is “under control”, according to us media.
the Shooting occurred at the intersection of 17th street and Pennsylvania Avenue, just a few blocks from the White house. The U.S. administration building was closed after the incident. Law enforcement officers find out the motive actions of the suspect, as well as healthy, whether mentally staged a shootout people. Trump praised the Secret service for their work in ensuring its security. On the question of whether he is shocked by the incident, the us President asked a counter question to the journalists: “I don’t know. I look confused?”.
Video: Here’s Trump being pulled from the Briefing Room by the Secret Service mid-sentence and whisked away. pic.twitter.com/bDoiiPCnDf