WILMINGTON, Delaware (Reuters) – President Joe Biden is safe after a car crashed into a motorized SUV that was part of the president’s security detail on Sunday night, a Reuters witness said.
Biden and first lady Jill Biden left his campaign headquarters during the confrontation. The witness said that Jill Biden was also safe following the incident.
Biden emerged from the Biden-Harris 2024 headquarters in Wilmington at 8:07 p.m. (0107 GMT) after dining with members of his re-election team, according to the White House press conference. Report.
Moments after Biden answered a reporter’s question, a silver sedan with Delaware license plates struck what appeared to be a Motorgate SUV guarding a motor vehicle in an intersection across from the entrance to campaign headquarters, the pool report said.
Television footage showed Secret Service agents escorting Biden to his car after the impact.
The silver sedan, which sustained damage to its bumper, was quickly surrounded by security officers after it stopped. Agents pulled over the car and drew their weapons on the driver, who held his hands up.
The witness said the Bidens returned safely to their home in Wilmington following the incident.
(Reporting by Steve Holland in Wilmington, Delaware; Additional reporting by Kostas Pitas; Writing by John Krusel; Editing by Sandra Maler and Stephen Coates)