Woman charged after vehicle hits barrier near White House

CBS News

A woman suspected of ramming her vehicle into a White House security barrier on Friday afternoon has been taken into custody and charged with multiple criminal charges, according to the U.S. Secret Service and local authorities. A law enforcement source identified to CBS News the woman arrested in connection with ramming of the barricade at the White House today as Jessica Ford.

The White House went on lockdown Friday afternoon when the suspect allegedly “intentionally drove a white can into a security barrier near the White House,” as the U.S. Secret Service described the incident late Friday. The vehicle did not breach the security barrier, and no law enforcement personnel were injured in the incident. 

The woman — as a source described to CBS News’ Pat Milton and later confirmed by the Secret Service — was known to the Service Service. She has been charged with “numerous criminal violations,” according to the Secret Service.

“The Secret Service has had previous encounters with the female in the vicinity of the White House resulting in numerous arrests for a variety of criminal violations,” the Secret Service said in an official statement. “The female was again charged today with numerous criminal violations and transported to the Metropolitan Police Department. The White House complex has returned to normal operations.”

The incident took place as President Trump was inside the White House, after holding a press conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, naturally heightening concerns.

Mr. Trump thanked the Secret Service on Twitter for responding.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/car-crashes-into-white-house-security-live-updates/

8 thoughts on “Woman charged after vehicle hits barrier near White House

  1. October 2013 her name was Miriam Carey. Her baby was a 1 year old. It’s the first thing I thought too. Maybe now the Capital Police have been retrained and are not so trigger happy…..Killedbypolice.net may have it in their data base under 2013.

  2. “intentionally drove a white can…”

    Beer can, paint can, garbage can? We need more vigorous background checks for can ownership! Assault cans must be banned! The children are crying! Please recycle!

    1. Most people (myself included), will simply read “car” because of the context, but you’re right. The editor was drinking on the job.

  3. “The Secret Service has had previous encounters with the female in the vicinity of the White House….”

    She’s a regular lunatic, and they’ll probably let her go so she can attack again, just to keep the secret service on their toes. She’s providing free training for them.

  4. “The Secret Service has had previous encounters with the female in the vicinity of the White House resulting in numerous arrests for a variety of criminal violations,”

    In other words, she’s a REGULAR in their ‘revolving door’ program.

    She was apparently recognized as such, hence the reason for NOT killing her immediately.

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