In a dramatic turn of events, a US Secret Service agent discharged a service weapon outside the Georgetown home of Naomi Biden, President Joe Biden’s 29-year-old granddaughter. The incident unfolded just before midnight on Sunday when three individuals were allegedly attempting to break into a parked and unoccupied government vehicle assigned to the presidential protection service.
According to Anthony Guglielmi, a spokesperson for the Secret Service, the agent on duty confronted the suspects as they were breaking a window on the official vehicle. Shots were fired during the encounter, but it is believed that no one was struck. The suspects quickly fled the scene, and Guglielmi emphasized that “there was no threat to any protectees.”
Naomi Biden, a lawyer, was reportedly made aware of the incident. It remains unclear whether she was in the vicinity during the attempted break-in. President Biden, known for his close relationship with his grandchildren, often refers to them as “Pop” and includes them in official events.
The incident occurred against the backdrop of a sharp increase in carjackings in Washington, with over 860 reported offenses this year alone—more than double the number during the same period last year. This incident highlights the growing concern over the safety of high-profile individuals in the face of such criminal activities.
Naomi Biden, the daughter of President Biden’s son Hunter, who is currently facing illegal gun possession charges and a Republican-led congressional investigation, has been in the public eye. The attempted break-in is a stark reminder of the security challenges faced by the Biden family.
The Secret Service issued a regional lookout for the suspects, who fled the scene in a red vehicle. This incident comes on the heels of a carjacking involving Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar last month, underscoring the increasing prevalence of such crimes in the nation’s capital.
Naomi Biden, named after the president’s first daughter who tragically died in a car crash in 1972, has been carving out her own path, recently celebrating a lavish wedding at the White House in 2022. The Secret Service, responsible for protecting the president, vice president, and their families, as well as other high-profile individuals, continues to investigate the attempted break-in.
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