Watch: The Moment Secret Service Shoots Gun-Toting Man Outside White House

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by Tyler Durden
Monday, Aug 10, 2020 - 08:54 PM

Video has emerged of the man shot by Secret Service Monday afternoon, said to be a -year-old who walked up to an agent and told them he had a weapon. He made a "drawing motion" and "crouched into a shooter stance" before he was fired upon.

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In the latest indication of just how chaotic things are becoming in America, on a day when the city of Chicago is being overrun by violent criminal gangs, President Trump was abruptly pulled from the podium at the start of Monday night's WH press briefing.

Trump left the podium after a Secret Service agent appeared to speak to say something to him privately. Another agent outside the room locked the doors. No reasons were given. Rumors of a lockdown and shots fired surged through the crowd.

However, Trump soon returned, and explained that a shooting had just taken place outside the White House.

"There was a shooting outside of the White House," Trump said. "There was an actual shooting and somebody's been taken to the hospital."

He added that Fox News reporter John Roberts had heard two gunshots. Asked if he was rattled, Trump replied "do I seem rattled?"

An individual was shot by the Secret Service outside the White House at 17th and Pennsylvania. The armed suspect has been taken to a nearby hospital.

Reporters at the briefing tweets photos of locked doors and generally sounded more panicked than the situation probably warranted. And especially since so many of them have actively supported violent rioters and looters.

Some found humor in this discrepancy.

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