A Secret Service agent was reportedly assaulted outside of the White House on Tuesday.
An initial statement was shared in a report by Axios on Wednesday concerning the incident that occurred in front of President Joe Biden’s home.
Secret Service Officer Suffers Assault Outside of White House https://t.co/o5HRzLK07Y
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“The officer was attacked ‘without provocation’ near a guard booth, the spokesperson said. A man has been arrested and an investigation has been opened into the incident,” the outlet reported.
“The assault took place around 12:30pm in an area frequented by pedestrians and tourists. The officer’s injuries were not life-threatening, the spokesperson said,” according to the report.
A uniformed Secret Service officer was physically assaulted Tuesday afternoon outside the White House, an agency spokesperson said. https://t.co/QJDFMeC56K
— Axios (@axios) August 10, 2022
The reason for the attack is unknown but comes as the FBI raided the Florida home of former President Donald Trump this week in a move that has shocked many Americans.
The identity of the agent has not been revealed, but his report of non-threatening issues is a positive sign. The identity of the attacker has also not been released, and more information may arise as the story develops regarding the latest attack outside of the White House.