During his Monday evening press conference, President Trump was rushed out of the room by Secret Service agents, following an "officer involved shooting" outside of the White House. Trump was moved to the Oval Office, and reporters were put on lockdown. He returned to the briefing room about 10 minutes later, and said the situation "seems to be very well under control." The Secret Service confirmed that a shooting occurred at 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, with a Uniformed Division officer shooting a man who said he was armed after he "ran aggressively towards the officer, and in a drawing motion, withdrew an object from his clothing." The suspect was shot in the torso, and after receiving first aid was transported to a hospital. The Secret Service said the White House complex was never breached during the incident.
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