WASHINGTON - ALsharqiya August 11: The Secret Service took US President Donald Trump abruptly from a room where he was holding a press briefing on Monday after shooting near the White House.
Trump returned to the same room minutes later and said that law enforcement had shot someone and that he had been taken to hospital.
He added that he understood that the suspect was armed.
He said the shooting was close to the edge of the outer wall of the White House.
Trump was talking about the stock market when he was interrupted by a Secret Service officer on the stage and taken outside the room minutes after the beginning of the testimony and minutes after the beginning of the testimony, members of the Secret Service took Trump out of the room without explanation.
Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin and Office of Management and Budget Director Ross Foote were also removed from the room.