WASHINGTON (WJZ) — A man and a U.S. Secret Service officer were taken to a D.C. hospital following a shooting near the White House Monday evening, the agency said.

The shooting happened at 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue — outside the White House gates — while President Donald Trump was holding a news conference.

TOPSHOT – A US Secret Service uniform officer’s bike is seen laying on the sidewalk on Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House in Washington, DC, on August 10, 2020. – Secret Service guards shot a person, who was apparently armed, outside the White House on August 10, 2020. President Donald Trump said just after being briefly evacuated in the middle of a press conference. (Photo by Eric BARADAT / AFP) (Photo by ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images)

In a statement Monday night, the Secret Service said the 51-year-old man approached the officer and said he had a weapon. The man then turned around, ran toward the officer and pulled something from his clothing.

When the man crouched into a “shooter’s stance,” the agency said its officer shot him in the torso.

Myron Berryman Identified As Suspect In Shooting Near White House That Interrupted President Trump’s Press Conference

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

Officials did not provide details about the man’s or the officer’s conditions.

While the president was briefing reporters, an official whispered something to him, leading him to temporarily end the news conference and leave the room.

Trump later said he was taken to the Oval Office before returning to the briefing room.

DC Metropolitan Police will investigate the shooting.

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CBS Baltimore Staff

Comments (15)
  1. Nick says:

    Where did anyone say the Secret Service shot someone? They said there was a shooting….

    1. John says:

      Secret Service tweeted “officer involved shooting” – no mention whether the person shot was armed or not.

  2. GUNS FOR ALL says:

    “The president told reporters the Secret Service shot an armed person, who was taken to a hospital” . – Trump said it so it must be a lie. It was just one of Trump’s NRA law abiding gun owners, nothing to worry about

    1. Vivian says:

      The video is great. Idiot white Antifa got himself shot in the stomach. LOL, Antifa membership always seem to come with a Darwin award! LOL

      1. Chris F says:

        Yes it’s so much fun when they’re shot. Let’s hope he dies! Wheee!!

  3. Red Hat Harry says:

    Antifa aren’t the gun nuts the open carry red hats are. Jumping to conclusions, this may have had nothing to do with anything political. Maybe the Secret Service just shot someone, cops can do that you know, randomly gas, shoot kill innocent people. Nowhere has it been confirmed the person had a gun and the Constitution gave him the right to have a gun and Trump supports that. Why would Trump be afraid of law abiding gun owners, they all voted for him…twice

  4. Larry Espey says:

    Next time someone wants to shoot Trump LET THEM

    1. kayinmaine says:

      Joe Biden would make a good target practice hay bale. LOL

  5. TomKat Books says:

    The man was shot with a rubber bullet and will survive.

  6. Jim C says:

    Do america a favor shoot tweety trumpy next time

  7. BG Davis says:

    “The suspect approached the officer and told the officer he had a weapon. The suspect then turned around, ran aggressively towards the officer…” Amazing. Turned around to face what direction? Was he previously talking over his shoulder? Ran toward the officer? So previously he was so far away that he had room to literally run? And so he was standing far away, with his back to the officer (apparently walking backward to “approach” the officer), shouted over his shoulder, then turned around and ran toward the officer. There is no other way to reconstruct the events from the description. Sounds like a poorly-made up story. Certainly if a civilian shooter told a story like this they would not be believed.
    And in fact, the suspect was NOT armed.

  8. Orion says:

    Just Trump’s shoot now ask questions later free ticket to kill for cops policy as the man, Myron Berryman, as ID’ed by other news outlets, is Black.. I agree, that story makes no sense. They have said no weapon was recovered and other media outlets have suggested Berryman might have mental health issues. Since no weapon was recovered, it seems logical to conclude Berryman was indeed unarmed. What transpired here, who knows as this story makes no sense.

    I’ll wait for the whole thing to unfold, but this non sequitur story sounds like a cover up by an over zealous cop at this point or the world’s worst reporting as it simply does not make sense.

    If someone is crouched in a shooter’s stance, shooting them in the abdomen would be hard since the bullet would hit their leg first from straight on.

  9. BLM TASK FORCE says:

    Armed with what? No weapon was recovered! Is this another unarmed person shot for being black?

  10. Tyree says:

    TRUMP 2020…….TRUMP 2020…………TRUMP 2020

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