2 hurt in shooting outside White House that prompted brief lockdown during President Trump's presser

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Posted at 6:20 PM, Aug 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-10 20:12:37-04

President Donald Trump was removed from his evening coronavirus news conference on Monday after a shooting took place outside of the White House complex, Trump confirmed to reporters.

Minutes into his briefing, Trump was told to leave his briefing by a Secret Service agent. Trump said he was not taken to the bunker, and just stepped outside of the briefing room.

The U.S. Secret Service said on social media a male subject and a Secret Service officer were both taken to the hospital after the shooting.

"At no time during this incident was the White House complex breached or were any protectees in danger," the Secret Service tweeted.

President Trump complimented authorities for handling the incident.

President Trump was in the midst of a briefing on the government's response to the coronavirus when he was removed from the briefing. He returned moments after being removed.

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