President Trump Has Been Briefed On The Maryland Newsroom Shooting

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump has been briefed on the shooting at a local Maryland newsroom Thursday afternoon, according to a White House spokesman aboard Air Force One.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all that are affected,” the spokesman told reporters aboard who passed the news on to the press pool. The shooting scene remains confused with a suspect reportedly in custody and multiple fatalities.

The motivation of the shooter remains unclear. A reporter who was inside the newsroom at the time described the scene.

Trump responded publicly to news of the shooting in a Thursday tweet: