Darien woman charged with driving into barricade at Trump Tower, Chicago, police say

CHICAGO -- A Darien woman was charged with "intentionally" driving around police officers Tuesday and striking a barricade near Trump Tower, police said.

Jenny Tong drove a Honda around police and onto a sidewalk about 4 a.m. in the 400 block of North Wabash Avenue, Chicago police said in a media notification.

The 31-year-old then crashed into a barricade wall, but was uninjured, police said.

She faces a misdemeanor count of reckless driving, and was cited for driving on a sidewalk and damage to public property, police said.

Reports from the scene showed a car crashed into metal fencing along the steps leading to the entrance of the building.

Her motivations weren't immediately clear.

Several police agencies nationwide have beefed up security following a deadly riot Jan. 6 carried out by people who stormed the U.S. Capitol.

The FBI warned of plans for armed protests in all 50 states ahead of President-elect Joseph Biden's inauguration on Jan. 20.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2021.)