A man was arrested on Monday after allegedly attempting to enter a roadway closed for first lady Jill Biden’s motorcade before an altercation with Secret Service officers.
Monday evening, an individual "attempted to enter the restricted portion of the roadway and disregarded orders to stop from U.S. Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers," Secret Service press secretary Justine M. Whelan confirmed in a statement to USA TODAY.
He was detained after allegedly "attempting to flee from officers” and “a minor physical altercation.” Two of the officers were taken to a nearby hospital after the incident, and the man was also evaluated after requesting medical attention.
He was charged with assault on a police officer, failure to obey, crossing a police line and resisting arrest. The motorcade’s movement was not affected by the incident, according to Whelan.
USA TODAY has reached out to the first lady’s office for additional details. The Secret Service declined to provide additional information.
Biden was in Washington on Monday. During the afternoon, she attended a fundraiser for Equality PAC. The organization is the “political arm of the Congressional LGBTQ Equality Caucus,” according to its website.
Biden and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona are visiting Connecticut, Georgia and Michigan on a tour this week to highlight summer learning programs designed to help children who may have fallen behind in school during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Biden on Tuesday is meeting with Olena Zelenska, the first lady of Ukraine. The women are expected to discuss the United States’ support for Ukraine during Russia’s invasion of the European nation.
Contributing: Associated Press
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