US President Donald Trump says a person has been shot outside the White House, forcing a Secret Service agent to escort him from the press briefing room.
Mr Trump said he understood the person who was shot was armed and was taken to hospital. No-one else was injured.
“It was a shooting outside of the White House,” Mr Trump said.
“It seems to be very well under control … But there was an actual shooting, and somebody has been taken to the hospital. I don’t know the condition of the person.”
Mr Trump said two shots were fired in “rapid succession’ during the incident.
He said the shooting was “near the edge of the White House grounds” and he was taken to the Oval Office while “law enforcement” dealt with the situation.
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In This Story: Donald Trump
Donald John Trump was the 45th President of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and raised in Queens, a borough of New York City, and received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School.