The United States Secret Service released Monday, August 10, at Twitter details of the shooting at the White House in Washington.
“Around 17.53 today (00.53 August 11 Moscow time), a 51-year-old man approached a Secret Service officer who was at his post at the corner of 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House complex. The suspect approached the officer and said that he had a weapon with him. Then the suspect turned, ran aggressively in the direction of the officer and made a movement to pull a certain item out of his clothes, ”the statement said.
Then, according to the Secret Service, the man stood in a gunner’s stance, “as if he was about to fire a weapon,” which forced the officer to shoot the suspect in the torso.
It is noted that the man was immediately given first aid, after which he was taken to the hospital.
The Secret Service will conduct an internal investigation into the actions of its employee, in addition, all data was transferred to the police also for investigation.
Earlier, Trump, at the request of the security officers, was forced to interrupt the press conference. Trump was followed by his administration officials, including Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.
A few minutes later, the American leader returned, said that there had been shooting near the White House and law enforcement officers opened fire on the suspect and apparently wounded him. According to him, no one else was hurt.