Washington DC’s CBS News affiliate reports:
Secret Service now admits that an agency employee fired oleoresin capsicum spray (pepper spray) “in response to an assaultive individual,” when protesters were cleared from Lafayette Square on Monday, June 1.
The correction issued by the agency is a follow up to its Friday, June 5, announcement. This is when Secret Service said that none of its agents and officer used capsicum spray or any other forms of tear gas against protesters.
The events that happened were in advance of President Donald Trump’s walk from the White House to St. John’s Church, where media took pictures of him in front of the church that had its basement burned by protesters the night before.
Secret Service Statement: pic.twitter.com/hsocyFntAl
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) June 13, 2020