President Trump abruptly pulled from briefing after shots fired outside White House

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Member of the U.S. Secret Service stand outside the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Washington, as a news conference by President Donald Trump was paused by a security incident outside the fence of the White House. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON, D. C. — President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted out of a White House press conference on Monday after shots were fired outside of the White House.

The suspect was taken to the hospital and no one else was injured, Trump said.

Reporters in the room were placed in a brief lockdown. Trump returned shortly after to resume the briefing.

This is a developing story that NewsCenter1 will provide updates to.

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