(USNewsMag.com) – One of the Secret Service agents assigned to Naomi Biden, President Joe Biden’s granddaughter, fired gunshots after seeing three people attempting to break into an unmarked Secret Service SUV on Nov. 12.
The Secret Service agent opened fire after noticing three individuals breaking one of the windows on “the parked and unoccupied SUV” in the Georgetown neighborhood, according to Secret Service spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. The three suspects then fled the scene in a red vehicle. Metropolitan Police were asked by the Secret Service to be on the lookout for the suspects’ vehicle, which was identified as a red vehicle. No one was injured by the gunfire.
The daughter of Hunter Biden and Kathleen Buhle, his first wife, Naomi Biden, 29, lives in the home where the incident occurred with her husband, Peter Neal. Naomi Biden works as a lawyer with the firm Arnold & Porter.
Politicians and their staff have not been safe from an increase in crime in Washington, D.C. In the last five years, carjackings have risen 250 percent in Washington, D.C. So far this year, there have been over 750 carjackings, with 75 percent involving guns. According to the police, there have been 6,000 reports of stolen vehicles so far this year, an increase of 98 percent from the same time last year. Compared to the same time last year, all crime in Washington, D.C., has increased by 27 percent, with a 25 percent rise in property crime.
Three armed assailants carjacked Democratic Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar near the Capitol in October. Cuellar’s car was stolen, but he was unharmed.
Violent crime in Washington, D.C., has also increased 40 percent compared to this time last year. Minnesota Rep. Angie Craig was assaulted in her apartment building in February and suffered bruises as she escaped. One of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s staff members was stabbed multiple times in March by a man who had recently been released from a lengthy prison sentence.
Copyright 2023, USNewsMag.com