Over the weekend, three individuals were shot by a group of Secret Service agents tasked with securing President Joe Biden’s granddaughter, Naomi Biden, in a shocking incident that took place in Washington, D.C. The dramatic incident happened on Sunday night in the Georgetown section of the US capital when the people were allegedly trying to break into an unmarked Secret Service vehicle.
The Incident: On November 12, at approximately 11:58 p.m., sources state that the suspects targeted the unoccupied government car. During the exchange, a Secret Service agent assigned to Naomi Biden’s protection pulled out his service weapon. Thankfully, there were no reported injuries during the occurrence. The suspects promptly departed the area in a red vehicle, causing a regional lookout issued to supporting units.
Secret Service Statement: Anthony Guglielmi, a spokesman for the Secret Service, confirmed the incident in a statement, saying, “On Nov. 12 around 11:58 p.m. in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC, Secret Service agents encountered possibly three individuals breaking a window on a parked and unoccupied government vehicle. A federal agent fired a service weapon during this confrontation, but it’s thought that nobody was hit. The perpetrators swiftly drove away from the site in a red car, prompting supporting troops to issue a regional lookout. There was no threat to any protectees, and the event is being reviewed by the DC Metropolitan Police Department and the Secret Service.”
Naomi Biden was being protected by Secret Service officials when the attempted break-in happened in Washington, D.C., according to the New York Post. The event did not injure President Biden’s granddaughter, and a manhunt has been initiated to track down the suspects.
Political Connection: Naomi Biden recently defended her 80-year-old grandfather, President Joe Biden, against age-related accusations in the run-up to the 2024 presidential election. In response to former Obama advisor David Axelrod’s recommendation that President Biden withdraw from the campaign, Naomi expressed faith in her grandfather’s capacity to disprove his detractors.
Previous controversy: Naomi Biden has been in the news before, prior to her most recent incident. In 2011, she was accused of vandalizing the United States Capitol building while working as a Senate page. Reports indicated that she and another Senate page allegedly carved their names into the stone at the top of the Capitol dome, a restricted area. Hunter Biden, Naomi’s father, issued an apology at the time, expressing disappointment in their behavior but noting that the intent was not malicious.