Shots have reportedly been fired near the Trump Hotel in Washington DC tonight, according to US media. At least 15 police cars are lined up outside the hotel in Pennsylvania Avenue – less than a mile from the White House.
Reporter for WUSA9 Mike Valerio tweeted: “Metropolitan Police responding to a “shots fired” call on Pennsylvania Ave near #Trump Hotel.” Social media users said they had heard sirens and seen cops racing to the scene.
Betsy Whalen wrote: “15 or so police cars with sirens x the street from Trump Hotel in DC at Reagan building, with more cars arriving by the minute. ???” Reports said police had also evacuated the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters nearby. The area is known as Federal Triangle and is home to several government buildings.