Secret Service takes out armed gunman near White House – President Trump rushed to safety


WASHINGTON D.C. – A scare at the White House Monday evening… where an armed gunman was reportedly shot by the U.S. Secret Service.

During the incident, President Trump was rushed out of a press conference into the Oval Office.

He returned shortly after and picked up where he left off.

“It seems to be very well under control,” he said after returning. “But there was an actual shooting, and somebody has been taken to the hospital. I don’t know the condition of the person.”

The President said he wasn’t brought to one of the White House bunkers, but rather taken to the Oval Office.  That room is bulletproof and supposed to withstand small explosive munitions as well.

“I feel very safe with Secret Service, they’re fantastic people,” President Trump said. “They just wanted me to step aside for a little while to make sure that everything was cleared outside.”

According to ABC News, the shooting happened on 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue when the suspect opened fired on a non-White House employee.  Apparently that’s when a Uniformed Secret Service officer returned fire.

The Secret Service reportedly called for an ambulance at 5:55 p.m. and the suspect, an adult male, was transported to a hospital in critical condition with one gunshot wound to the upper body.

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