President Trump pulled from press conference after shooting scare outside White House

The Secret Service abruptly evacuated the president from a briefing after an officer-involved shooting, he then returned to the Oval Office nine minutes later once the situation was under control.
2:50 | 08/11/20

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Transcript for President Trump pulled from press conference after shooting scare outside White House
Now to that shooting scare outside the white house leading the secret service to abruptly evacuate president trump from a briefing. Mary Bruce joins us now from Washington with more details. What more do you know, Mary? Good morning. Reporter: Robin, good morning. Law enforcement this morning is investigating this disturbing incident and now trying to determine a motive. President trump at the podium addressing reporters when he is interrupted by the secret service and escorted out of the room. Just about going to be topping records hopefully soon. Please, we have to step out. Excuse me? We're going to have to step outside. Reporter: Moments before the sound of a gunshot caught on camera. Overnight the secret service saying the suspect, a 51-year-old male, approached a secret service officer claiming he had a weapon then running aggressively towards the officer and drawing an object from his clothing. He then crouched into a shooter's stance as if he was about to fire a weapon. The secret service officer discharged his weapons the individual in the torso. Reporter: ABC news capturing these images moments later. Paramedics providing aid. The unarmed suspect was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest. Inside the white house, reporters on lockdown. The president holding in the oval office, nine minutes after his sudden departure trump returns. There was a shooting outside of the white house. And seems to be well under control. Reporter: Unsure of the suspect's motive. Are you rattled at all by this, Mr. President? I don't know. Do I seem rattled? It's unfortunate but the world has always been a dangerous place. Reporter: The white house complex was not breached during this incident and though one under secret service protection was in danger. Now, the suspect arrived at the hospital in critical condition and a secret service officer who was also taken to the hospital as a precaution is expected to be okay. Robin. Secret service acting so quickly. Amy, excuse me, Mary, is there any update on Joe Biden's pick as his running mate? Reporter: Joe Biden could make his decision as soon as today, robin. We've learned his vetting committee has completed its work. That means all that's left is for Biden himself to make up his mind and announce his decision. We know it will be a woman and he is under growing pressure to pick a black woman. More than 100 prominent black men including SHAWN combs and George Floyd's attorney said failing to select a black woman means you will lose the election. Four black women are being considered. Now we're all waiting to see who he will pick. The wait continues. T.J. Let's turn to weather now.

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