Man Shot Near White House Had Shouted Threats

A man shot and wounded by a uniformed Secret Service officer, prompting President Trump to be abruptly escorted out of a briefing room during a news conference, had been threatening to kill people near the White House.

  • Published 11 August 2020

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A man shot and wounded by a uniformed Secret Service officer, prompting President Donald Trump to be abruptly escorted out of a briefing room during a televised news conference, had been threatening to kill people near the White House, two officials familiar with the matter said. But he was apparently unarmed. The man, Myron Basil Berryman, 51, of Forestville, Maryland, was arrested on a charge of assaulting a law enforcement officer, according… Read at AP News