One of the agents opened fire, but no one was struck by the gunfire. The three people were seen fleeing in a red car, and the Secret Service said it put out a regional bulletin to Metropolitan Police to be on the lookout for it.
Washington DC: US Secret Service agents opened fire after three people tried to break into an unmarked Secret Service vehicle that was carrying President Joe Biden’s granddaughter, Naomi Biden, in Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
The agents, who were assigned to protect Naomi Biden, saw the three people breaking a window of the parked and unoccupied SUV. One of the agents opened fire, but no one was struck by the gunfire. The three people were seen fleeing in a red car, and the Secret Service said it put out a regional bulletin to Metropolitan Police to be on the lookout for it, as per a report covered by India TV.
Carjacking Incidents In Washington, D.C.
Carjackings in Washington, D.C. have soared this year, with more than 750 reported incidents so far. This represents a significant increase from last year, when there were just 200 carjackings in the district.
The rise in carjackings has been accompanied by an increase in other types of violent crime in Washington, D.C. Overall, violent crime in the city is up more than 40% compared with last year.
The recent carjackings have included high-profile victims, such as U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas, who was carjacked at gunpoint near the Capitol last month. Rep. Angie Craig of Minnesota was also assaulted in her apartment building in February.
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