Secret Service opens fire on people attempting to break into car outside Naomi Biden's home: Sources

ByLuke Barr ABCNews logo
Monday, November 13, 2023
Secret Service opens fire outside Naomi Biden's home: Sources
Secret Service opens fire on people attempting to break into car outside Naomi Biden's home: Sources

The Metropolitan Police Department and Secret Service are investigating an agent-involved shooting after possibly three individuals attempted to break into a government car outside the Georgetown home of President Joe Biden's granddaughter, Naomi Biden, according to sources familiar with the situation.

While a Secret Service spokesperson didn't identify the protectee, he said Sunday night just before midnight in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., Secret Service agents encountered possibly three individuals breaking a window on a parked and unoccupied government vehicle.

"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."

Naomi Biden, President Joe Biden's granddaughter, arrives with her husband, Peter Neal, at Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Reno, Nev., Aug. 18, 2023, for a family vacation.
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

It is unclear if Naomi Biden heard the commotion but she was made aware of the incident afterward, according to sources.

"Second District officers, and MPD Internal Affairs were on scene assisting US Secret Service regarding this incident. We have no further information at this time," the Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement.

Motor vehicle thefts in Washington are up 98% year-to-date, while thefts from vehicles are down slightly (-1%), according to the latest MPD data.

Naomi Biden, 29, is the daughter of Hunter Biden and his ex-wife, Kathleen Buhle, and work as a lawyer at the firm of Arnold & Porter. She married Peter Neal in a ceremony at the White House in November 2022.

ABC News' Jack Date and Mark Osborne contributed to this report.