Unhinged Protester Leaps at Presidential Motorcade – Gets Taken Down by Secret Service, Arrested
A protester was injured on Wednesday after jumping in front of an official government motorcade outside of the White House.
According to reports, the protester leaped in front of the DC motorcade and was brought down by the Secret Service, then arrested.
A Secret Service agent was also injured — neither injured parties were taken away by ambulance.
It is unclear who was inside of the official motorcade at the time of the incident.
The Daily Mail reported:
‘On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at approximately 12:55 pm, near 17th and F Streets NW, U.S. Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers arrested one individual for Crossing a Police Line and Assault on a Police Officer after they attempted to impeded the progress of vehicular traffic in a temporarily secured area.
‘The individual will be transported to MPD 2D for processing,’ a spokesman said in a statement.
The protester has not yet been named. It remains unclear where the vehicle was going or where it had come from.
What we know so far:
One protester was arrested for jumping in front of the motorcade near the 17th and Pennsylvania intersection.
One law enforcement official was hurt, but accounts differ on what exactly occurred.
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