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Trump abruptly escorted out of briefing room after security incident outside

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U.S. President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted from the White House briefing room Monday after a security incident outside.

U.S. president had just started speaking to reporters about coronavirus pandemic

U.S. President Donald Trump talks with a Secret Service agent before leaving a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic briefing at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Monday. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

U.S. President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted from the White House briefing room Monday after a security incident outside.

Trump had just begun to speak to reporters when he was interrupted.

He returned minutes later and told reporters there had been a shooting, that he was taken to the Oval Office, and that everything was under control.

Trump said the suspect was taken to hospital after being shot by the Secret Service.

More to come. 
 

With files from The Associated Press

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