President Trump returns to finish press briefing following incident outside the White House

President Trump escorted out of press conference due to officer-involved shooting outside the White House
Updated on 8-11-2020

WASHINGTON (AP) – Two officials familiar with the matter say the man who was shot and wounded near the White House by a uniformed Secret Service officer Monday had been threatening to kill people. The confrontation near the White House had led to President Donald Trump being abruptly escorted out of a briefing room during a televised news conference. Officials say the man has been identified as Myron Berryman and is expected to face federal assault charges. He remained hospitalized with critical injuries on Tuesday. The officials, who were briefed on the investigation, could not discuss the ongoing probe publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
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Initial post:
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted by a U.S. Secret Service agent out of the White House briefing room as he was beginning a coronavirus briefing Monday afternoon. He returned minutes later, saying there was a “shooting” outside the White House that was “under control.” Trump says, “There was an actual shooting and somebody’s been taken to the hospital.” He says the shots were fired by law enforcement, and he believes the individual who was shot was armed. The shooting took place near 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue just blocks from the White House, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation.
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The Secret Service confirmed the incident in this Tweet.