Trump Briefly Leaves Press Briefing After Shooting Near The White House

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) via White House Pool Feed.WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump was abruptly evacuated from the White House briefing room by security on Monday after shots were apparently fired outside the building.Trump returned to the briefing room minutes later, confirming a shooting.“There was a shooting outside of the White House and it seems to be very well under control. I’d like to thank the Secret Service for doing their always quick and very effective work,” Trump said when he returned. After he returned to the podium, US Secret Service tweeted: “The Secret Service can confirm there has been an officer involved shooting at 17th Street and Pennsylvania Ave. Law enforcement officials are on the scene.”A senior administration official said there was an active shooter near the White House and that shooter is in custody.The incident happened just outside of the White House grounds close to Lafayette Square, the official said.Trump had been midsentence during the first attempt at a briefing when security came into the room and asked him to leave the area.“Excuse me?” Trump asked when the security approached.“Step outside,” the agent said.“Oh,” Trump said before departing the room.When Trump returned to the briefing room, he said he has been taken to the Oval Office when he was evacuated.“I feel very safe with the Secret Service. They’re fantastic people. They’re the best of the best. They’re highly trained,” Trump told reporters when he returned. “They just wanted me to step aside for a little while just to make sure that everything was clear outside.”Trump said he had asked whether White House facilities were breached.“I don’t think the person breached anything,” he added. “I don’t believe anything was breached. I asked that question.”last_img read more

Woman traumatized after trapped in tipped over porta-potty

first_imgA Canadian woman says she is traumatized after being trapped in a porta-potty that tipped over.Cecilia Mwalyoga, her boyfriend and their five-week-old daughter went to the Wings Over Springbank Airshow on July 27th.But once they arrived the show was canceled due to intense winds.Mwalyoga opted to use a portable restroom before leaving the area.However, things literally took a turn for the worst when intense winds tipped the porta-potty over while she was inside.When the porta-potty hit the ground, she was still trapped inside.The woman’s boyfriend scrambled to hoist the porta-potty up enough for Mwayloga to crawl out of a small hole.Mwayloga was covered in toilet paper, blue water toilet water, urine, and even found needles in her hair.Besides feeling humiliated, she was worried about potential injuries and questioned the safety of the portable restrooms which she said were not “anchored” down.Mwayloga said she took a two-hour shower after the ordeal and is still traumatized.Click here to learn more.last_img read more