(NewsGlobal.com)- On Tuesday, a guy was taken into custody after reportedly assaulting a member of the Secret Service who was working outside the White House.
FOX 5 DC was informed by a spokeswoman for the Secret Service that the incident occurred on Pennsylvania Avenue on Tuesday at about 12:30 p.m. and that the assault on the officer was unprovoked.
The officer did sustain injuries, but they were not considered to be life-threatening at this time. The reason for the assault was not immediately known.
According to The Hill, President Biden was present at the White House when the incident occurred; nevertheless, none of the president’s public engagements were impacted.
On the South Lawn, beginning at ten in the morning, President Joe Biden gave comments and signed the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, as stated in the official public schedule released by the White House.
After that, at two o’clock in the afternoon, President Biden was expected to make some remarks in the East Room before signing the accession procedures for Finland and Sweden to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Grim activity in DC has been ramping up as of late.
Early on Sunday morning, a guy crashed into a barrier close to the US Capitol and shot himself in the head after his car caught fire. Police say he had fired multiple bullets into the air.
The man’s motive for his acts was not immediately clear, but officials were keen to point out that there was no reason to believe he was targeting any of the at-the-time absent Congress members.
According to a news release from the Capitol police, the driver, identified as Richard Aaron York III, 29, of Dagsboro, Delaware, slammed his automobile into the barriers at East Capitol and Second streets.
He got out of his automobile, and the car burst into flames. Police officers approached York after he started firing a pistol repeatedly in the air.
As police drew near, York shot himself, according to Capitol police. Nobody else suffered harm.
On Sunday, investigators looked into York’s past but did not immediately release any initial results.
Some others were reminded of Capitol police officer Billy Evans’ death in April 2021 when a Virginia man crashed his vehicle into a facility barricade.