A woman taken into custody after driving her car into a White House barricade claims President Trump is her fiancée.
Law enforcement believes the crash was purposeful, but isn’t saying whether the president or White House was targeted, reports Fox News. Secret service has explained 35 year old Jessica Ford of La Vergene, Tennessee was the driver and is mentally unstable.
“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,” a statement read.
UPDATE: The female driver of the vehicle was immediately apprehended by Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers.
A 35 yr old female from Tennessee has been taken into custody for intentionally driving her vehicle into a @WhiteHouse security barricade
Appearing in court Saturday, Ford has been charged with three felonies, two of which carry a maximum sentence of 20 years each, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.
On Saturday, Ford kept screaming “I want my kids back. I want my kids back.” According to court documents the Tennessean told officers she was going to the White House to visit her husband named James Burris, who she claimed lived there.
In court, she then said she was going to visit her fiancée, President Trump.
On Friday, police said Ford had a gun, which turned out to be a BB gun.
Last year, Ford tried scaling a fence and jumping over security gates at the White House.
Witness describes moment car crashed into White House barrier. Says he believes shots were fired, but secret service says no shots were fired. https://t.co/a4YTdi5599
Onlookers on Friday witnessed a frantic scene of security officers responding to the disturbance. Secret Service assured the public the white minivan “did not breach” the security wall and “immediately apprehended” the female driver.
“No law enforcement personnel were injured during the incident involving a vehicle hitting a barrier near the White House,” the Secret Service said on Twitter.
UPDATE: No law enforcement personnel were injured during the incident involving a vehicle hitting a barrier near the White House.
No shots were fired during Ford’s arrest.
President Trump and his family were safe and thanked, “the great men and women” of the Secret Service detail “for a job well done!”
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