Secret Service agents responsible for safeguarding President Joe Biden’s granddaughter, Naomi, discharged their firearms on Sunday evening in Washington DC’s Georgetown neighborhood.
The incident occurred when three individuals reportedly made an attempt to break into an unmarked Secret Service vehicle.
According to an official in law enforcement who spoke to the Associated Press, the agents observed three individuals in the act of breaking a window of a parked and unoccupied SUV.
One agent discharged their weapon, but no one was hit by the gunfire. The three individuals were observed fleeing the scene in a red vehicle.
A Secret Service agent said, “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. There was no threat to any protectees, and the incident is being investigated by the DC Metropolitan Police Department and the Secret Service.”
Carjackings have gotten so bad in DC that three individuals tried to steal the secret service vehicle carrying Joe Biden's granddaughter and Hunter Biden's daughter, Naomi Biden… the agents opened fire but the offenders GOT AWAY!
How ridiculous is this story?! pic.twitter.com/AYu87xT0iw
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) November 13, 2023
Carjackings have seen a substantial increase in 2023, with law enforcement recording over 750 carjackings and receiving more than 6,000 reports of stolen vehicles in the nation’s capital.
Likewise, there has been a surge in car thefts across the country, as indicated by a January report from the Council on Criminal Justice. The report highlighted a 59% increase in 30 major cities between 2019 and 2022. Additionally, it noted that in 10 other cities, including Chicago, Denver, Memphis and Minneapolis, the rates of car theft have doubled or even tripled during the same period.
In reaction to the surge in carjackings, Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington, D.C., has distributed AirTags to residents in specific districts. These tags allow residents to track their cars in the event of a carjacking, aiding in the recovery process. Additionally, the city has provided residents with wheel locks as a preventive measure.
Naomi Biden, aged 29, is the eldest daughter of Hunter Biden, who is President Joe Biden’s second son from his late wife Neilia. Naomi celebrated her wedding on the South Lawn of the White House last year. The last instance of a direct descendant of the president getting married at the White House occurred in 1971 when President Richard Nixon’s daughter, Tricia Nixon, wed in the Rose Garden.