A woman from Tennessee was arrested on Friday as she drives straight into White House security barrier but did not breach it. The woman was driving a vcan and she did all this intentionally. Soon after the incident took place, she was immediately apprehended and put under the bars.
Neither gunfire took place nor any law enforcement personnel were hurt, the Secret Service said in a statement just after the mishap.
Interestingly, this 35 years old woman was convicted last year of trying to climb a White House barrier.
“The female was again charged today with numerous criminal violations and transported to the Metropolitan Police Department,” the statement read.
The woman was seen holding a gun in her hand.
As per the sources, this woman faces charges of unlawful entry, carrying a pistol without a license, possession of an unregistered firearm, aggravated assault on a police officer, assault with a dangerous weapon-car, destruction of government property and contempt of court.
An eyewitness revealed that, “This minivan came and crashed into the barricade and tried to push through the barricade and tires were burning rubber and a lot of smoke was coming up.”
“And then about 30 seconds after that the two security guards that were in the booth, ordered her to stop doing what she was doing and she didn’t listen,” further added the eyewitness.
The White House was put on a temporary partial lock-down following the crash, as all this took place just after a meeting between US President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Trump later tweeted: “Thank you to the great men and women of the United States @SecretService for a job well done!”
Thank you to the great men and women of the United States @SecretService for a job well done!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 23, 2018
Citing unnamed law enforcement sources, said the action of driving into the barricade was not directed at the president or anyone at the White House and that mental health issues may have been a factor.Rajasthan Tourism App - Welcomes to the land of Sun, Sand and adventures