Secret Service agents assigned to defend President Biden’s granddaughter opened fire late Sunday evening on a group of people attempting to break into an unmarked Secret Service car in Washington, D.C., officials said.
Agents protecting Naomi Biden were out with the 29-year-old in the Georgetown neighborhood late Sunday night when they caught three people attempting to break into a parked, unmarked Secret Service vehicle in the area, a law enforcement official told the Associated Press.
The group was caught breaking a window of the SUV, prompting one agent to open fire.
No one was shot and the group quickly fled the scene in a red car, the Secret Service said in a statement.
The agency put out a regional bulletin to the police to be on the lookout for the suspected vehicle.
The nation’s capital has seen a drastic rise in carjackings and car thefts this year. In the past year, police have received reports for more than 750 carjackings and over 6,000 stolen vehicles.
The issue has become so pervasive that even lawmakers have been impacted — last month, US Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) was carjacked at gunpoint near the Capitol by three armed assailants.
Hunter Biden’s eldest daughter, who notably got married in the White House last fall, most recently made headlines following reports that she allegedly vandalized the US Capitol in 2011 when she worked as a Senate page.
The then-17-year-old was reportedly given a tour of the Capitol dome with a fellow page when the two etched their names into the top of the structure.
With Post wires