Secret Service opens fire on suspects near home of Biden’s granddaughter: Report

November 13, 2023

Authorities were investigating a Secret Service-involved shooting after several people attempted to break into a government car outside the Washington DC home of Naomi Biden, the 29-year-old granddaughter of the President, ABC News reported Monday morning, citing sources. 

According to a Secret Service spokesperson, who did not name Ms. Biden, just before midnight Sunday evening several agents encountered possibly three people breaking a window on a parked and unoccupied government car. 

“During this encounter, a federal agent discharged a service weapon and it is believed no one was struck,” the spokesperson said. “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.”

ABC’s sources said it was unclear whether Naomi Biden had heard the commotion outside her home in DC’s Georgetown neighborhood, but she was made aware of the incident afterward. 

Naomi Biden is the daughter of Hunter Biden, the President’s legally embattled son, and his ex-wife, Kathleen Buhle. 

On June 29, federal authorities arrested Taylor Taranto, a suspect in the January 6, 2021 insurrection near the DC residence of former President Obama. The Department of Justice levied weapons charges against him for allegedly carrying a pistol without a license and possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device, on top of four misdemeanors relating to his alleged conduct on January 6. 

According to a court memo by federal prosecutors, on June 29 ahead of his arrest, Taranto had begun streaming from his van, saying he was driving to the former President’s neighborhood. He eventually stopped, left the van and started walking, making “several concerning statements regarding the residences in the area, saying that he was looking for ‘entrance points,’ that he had ‘control’ of the block and ‘had them surrounded’ and that he was going to find a way to the ‘tunnels underneath their houses.'”

Meanwhile, motor vehicle theft in Washington DC is up 98% over the past year, according to statistics from DC police.

PHOTO: Naomi Biden with her grandfather, Joe Biden, in 2008

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