A Secret Service agent fired their gun during a car break-in late Sunday night in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., while protecting Naomi Biden, the eldest granddaughter of President Joe Biden.
The agent opened fire after seeing three people breaking into an unmarked Secret Service vehicle that was parked and unoccupied at the time, according to a law enforcement official who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. No one was struck by the gunfire, and the three people fled the scene in a red car.
The Secret Service said in a statement that there was no threat to Naomi Biden or any other protectees during the incident. The agency is investigating the matter.
The shooting comes at a time when the Secret Service has been under increased scrutiny after a series of security breaches, including an incident in which a man jumped the White House fence and entered the executive mansion.
Naomi Biden has been living with her husband, Peter Neal, at the White House since August 2021. She made history in November 2022 by becoming the first bride to marry on the South Lawn of the White House.