WASHINGTON — A Secret Service agent assigned to protect President Joe Biden’s eldest granddaughter, Naomi Biden Neal, opened fire Sunday night as several people broke into an unoccupied government vehicle, the spokesperson said Monday of the agency.
The agents assigned to him “probably encountered three individuals breaking a window of a parked and unoccupied government vehicle,” said Anthony Guglielmi, chief of communications for the Secret Service. “During this encounter, a federal agent discharged a service weapon and it is believed no one was hit.”
The individuals immediately fled the scene in a red vehicle and a regional lookout was sent to support units, he said.
“There was no threat to the protected persons and the incident remains under investigation by the Washington Metropolitan Police and the Secret Service,” Guglielmi said.
He provided no further details about the circumstances of the incident.
A source close to the investigation confirmed to NBC News that Secret Service agents were tasked with protecting Naomi Biden.
The incident occurred in front of his residence in Georgetown. The source did not believe he witnessed anything.
DC police referred all questions to the Secret Service.
Naomi Biden, 29 years old, I got married last year to Peter Neal at the White Housethe first marriage with a president’s granddaughter as his wife, and the first at this location, the White House Historical Association said.