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Trump briefing interrupted by security incident outside White House

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Posted by KWWL on Monday, August 10, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Trump was escorted from the White House briefing room Monday for what was described as a security incident.

He returned a few minutes later and said someone had been shot outside the White House by law enforcement.

"There was an actual shooting and somebody's been taken to the hospital," Trump said.

He says the shots were fired by law enforcement, and he believes the individual who was shot was armed.

Check back for more on this developing story.

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