Secret Service agents on President Joe Biden’s granddaughter protective detail opened fire on Sunday night in response to an attempted car break-in.
According to the Associated Press, agents assigned to protect Naomi Biden, 29, were out with her in the Georgetown neighborhood late Sunday night when they saw the three people breaking a window of the parked and unoccupied SUV. One of the agents opened fired, but no one was injured.
“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,” Secret Service spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a statement.
“During this encounter, a federal agent discharged a service weapon and it is believed no one was struck. The offenders immediately fled the scene in a red vehicle and a regional lookout was issued to supporting units” Guglielmi added.
The DC Metropolitan Police Department and the Secret Service are investigating.
The incident comes amid a significant rise in the number of carjackings and car thefts in Washington DC this year.