In a dramatic late-night confrontation, Secret Service agents protecting President Biden’s granddaughter opened fire on a group trying to break into their vehicle in Washington DC.
According to sources, Secret Service agents were out with Naomi Biden, 29, in the upscale Georgetown neighborhood when they witnessed three individuals forcibly breaking a window of an unmarked government SUV around midnight on Sunday.
When the agents angrily confronted the perpetrators, a chaotic scene ensued. In the midst of a heated altercation, one federal agent drew their weapon and discharged it, though officials say no one appeared to be struck by gunfire.
The thwarted thieves then jumped into a red getaway car and sped off into the night. A regional manhunt was immediately launched, with police on high alert for the fleeing felons.
Although the protectees escaped unharmed, it remains unclear if the shootout was merely a crime of opportunity or a more sinister targeted attack. In any case, it marks an alarming escalation of vehicle theft in the capital.
Carjacking, which has seen a staggering increase nationwide, has become an epidemic in Washington DC. With over 750 hijackings reported in the past 12 months, even congressmen like Rep. Cuellar have fallen victim to the car thieves plaguing the city.
As the investigation into this protective shooting heats up, one question remains — will authorities finally get tough on and crack down on the dangerous carjacking cartels terrorizing DC?