Presidential motorcade accident injures pedestrian, Secret Service agent

Washington: A pedestrian and a US Secret Service agent on Wednesday sustained injuries following an accident involving a presidential motorcade while it was leaving the White House.

Local media reports suggest that the pedestrian is a protester and he approached the motorcade, with the situation escalating as a Secret Service agent intervened, Sputnik reported.

According to a report, the protester was arrested after he jumped in front of the motorcade near the 17th and Pennsylvania intersection.

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While it was previously reported that the accident involved Trump’s motorcade, it has been confirmed that the motorcade belonged to a Chinese delegation, Sputnik cited NBC News as reporting. Reports confirm that the motorcade was on its way out of the White House.

A Secret Service statement, shared on social media be an NBC News reporter, said that at “approximately 12:55 p.m. near 17th and F Streets NW, US Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers arrested one individual for Crossing a Police Line and Assault on a Police Officer after they attempted to impede the progress of a vehicular traffic in a temporarily secured area”.

“The individual will be transported to MPD 2D for processing,” the statement added.


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