Vehicle strikes security barrier by White House, driver apprehended

Vehicle strikes security barrier by White House, driver apprehended


Vehicle strikes security barrier by White
House, driver apprehended The Secret Service apprehended a driver Friday
afternoon after she plowed her vehicle into a security barricade at a White House entrance. Law enforcement sources told Fox News that
the driver intentionally hit the barricade. But they did not describe it as an attack
against the White House, saying the woman suffers from mental problems and the crash
was not about President Trump. The incident nevertheless caused the White
House to increase security. It remained on lockdown for about an hour. The driver was identified as Jessica Ford,
a law enforcement source confirmed to Fox News. The woman is 35 years old and from La Vergene,
Tennessee, according to a statement from the Secret Service.The Secret Service has had
previous encounters with the female in the vicinity of the White House resulting in numerous
arrests for a variety of criminal violations,” the statement saidShe was charged Friday “with
numerous criminal violations” and turned over to the District of Columbia police department. View image on Twitter
The incident happened as President Trump was hosting Australian Prime Minister Malcolm
Turnbull inside. Witnesses saw a commotion on the White House
grounds as security officers responded. The Secret Service later tweeted that the
vehicle, a white minivan, �did not breach� the security barrier, and the female driver
was �immediately apprehended.� �No law enforcement personnel were injured
during the incident involving a vehicle hitting a barrier near the White House,� the Secret
Service tweeted.The Secret Service also said no shots were fired during the incident. In a tweet Friday evening, President Trump
commended “the great men and women of the” U.S. Secret Service “for a job well done!” Fox News’ John Roberts, Jennifer Bowman and
The Associated Press contributed to this report. source foxnews

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