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US Secret Service Agents Protecting US President Biden’s Granddaughter Open Fire After 3 People Try To Get Into Car
One of the agents opened fire, but no one was struck by the gunfire. The three people were seen fleeing in a red car, and the Secret Service said it put out a regional bulletin to Metropolitan Police to be on the lookout for it.
Washington DC: US Secret Service agents opened fire after three people tried to break into an unmarked Secret Service vehicle that was carrying President Joe Biden’s granddaughter, Naomi Biden, in Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
The agents, who were assigned to protect Naomi Biden, saw the three people breaking a window of the parked and unoccupied SUV. One of the agents opened fire, but no one was struck by the gunfire. The three people were seen fleeing in a red car, and the Secret Service said it put out a regional bulletin to Metropolitan Police to be on the lookout for it, as per a report covered by India TV.
Carjacking Incidents In Washington, D.C.
Carjackings in Washington, D.C. have soared this year, with more than 750 reported incidents so far. This represents a significant increase from last year, when there were just 200 carjackings in the district.
The rise in carjackings has been accompanied by an increase in other types of violent crime in Washington, D.C. Overall, violent crime in the city is up more than 40% compared with last year.
The recent carjackings have included high-profile victims, such as U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas, who was carjacked at gunpoint near the Capitol last month. Rep. Angie Craig of Minnesota was also assaulted in her apartment building in February.
Biden To Meet With Indonesia President Ahead of Xi Summit
Leaders from the United States and the Southeast Asian country of Indonesia will meet on Monday for talks that will set the stage for U.S. President Joe?Biden‘s first face-to-face meeting in a year with Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
Biden?will host Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the White House as the two leaders prepare for a Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in San Francisco, where Washington hopes to ease tensions with Beijing.
Biden and Widodo Expected To Agree To New Cooperation In Defense Areas
Biden?and Widodo are expected to agree to new cooperation in defense areas including cybersecurity, space, combined exercises and nuclear threats, according to a senior?Biden?administration official who declined to be named.
On climate, the United States will announce steps with Indonesia on carbon capture and storage, supporting the electrical grid and improving air quality.
Reuters reported on Sunday that the two countries are working to advance a potential minerals partnership focused on the electric vehicle (EV) battery metal nickel, citing three people with direct knowledge of the conversations.
(With inputs from agencies)