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Secret Service member robbed at gunpoint during Biden's weekend California trip 

A U.S. Secret Service member was robbed at gunpoint in Tustin, Calif., last Saturday while President Biden was in the state for a Los Angeles fundraiser, according to authorities.

The Secret Service member was returning from a work assignment late Saturday when an armed robbery occurred, prompting them to fire their service weapon, according to Secret Service spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi.

Guglielmi noted the Secret Service employee was not injured and it is still unknown if the suspect was struck. The suspect and vehicle have not been located as of Monday afternoon, the Tustin Police Department said.

The police said a 2004-2005 silver Infinity was seen leaving the area and asked the public for help in identifying the suspects.

When police arrived on the scene shortly after 9:30 p.m., they discovered the Secret Service employee’s bag was stolen at gunpoint during the incident. Officers later recovered some of their belongings in the area, per police.

The investigation remains open and active, though police on Monday noted there is no known threat to the public.

Scripps News first reported the incident.

It was not clear whether the Secret Service member was part of Biden’s protective detail while the president visited California for a Democratic fundraiser. The star-studded event was hosted by late-night host Jimmy Kimmel and raked in $30 million.

Biden was joined at the fundraiser by former President Obama and actors George Clooney and Julia Roberts.


Source: The Hill

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