(RightIsRight.co) – Secret Service agents assigned to protect Joe Biden’s granddaughter, Naomi, were compelled to use their firearms in response to an attempted break-in of an unmarked Secret Service vehicle in Washington’s Georgetown neighborhood.
The agents, tasked with safeguarding the residence of the 29-year-old lawyer, discovered three individuals attempting to forcibly enter a Secret Service vehicle parked near the premises.
Secret Service spokesman Anthony Guglielmi reported, “[A]round 11:58 p.m. … Secret Service agents encountered possibly three individuals breaking a window on a parked and unoccupied government vehicle.” He added, “During this encounter, a federal agent discharged a service weapon and it is believed no one was struck,” emphasizing that the suspects fled immediately in a red vehicle.
Guglielmi assured that the incident posed no threat to any protectees and is under investigation by both the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department and the Secret Service.
A neighbor of Naomi recounted that they passed by the site around 11 p.m., an hour before the incident, and found the street unusually quiet. They speculated that the Secret Service, with its dedicated parking spots and surveillance unit near Naomi’s home, would have easily detected any unusual activity.
When approached for comments, the D.C. Police Department redirected inquiries to the Secret Service. A regional alert was issued for the suspects’ vehicle in response to the event.
Washington, D.C., has recently experienced a significant surge in vehicle-related crimes, including over 750 carjackings and around 6,000 reports of stolen vehicles in the past year. This alarming trend has even impacted lawmakers, with U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX) being a victim of a carjacking near the Capitol.
In an attempt to curb these incidents, the District’s police department has issued stringent safety recommendations for motorists, including keeping doors locked and windows up, driving in central lanes, avoiding solo travel, and being cautious about assisting strangers with car troubles.
Naomi Biden, the daughter of Hunter Biden, married at the White House last fall and lived there prior to her wedding. She previously resided in a luxury apartment with a direct view of Washington landmarks and moved to Georgetown following a honeymoon in the Seychelles. She has recently been in the news for alleged past misconduct and her connections to the Peruvian government amidst corruption allegations against her father and great-uncle James.