On Friday afternoon, an armed woman crashed her vehicle into a security barrier near the White House. On Saturday, police released her identity.
According to U.S. Secret Service twitter announcements posted late Friday afternoon, the vehicle did not breach the security barrier, “the female driver of the vehicle was immediately apprehended,” and “no law enforcement personnel were injured during the incident.”
According to the New York Post, that driver was Jessica R. Ford, 35, of La Vergne, Tenn.
From the Post: Ford, who has had previous run-ins with law enforcement near the White House, was holding a pistol while she was behind the wheel, according to a Metropolitan Police Department report cited by WTTG-TV.
The Washington Times reports: When she refused to drop the gun, Secret Service agents grabbed her, pulled the firearm from her hand and dragged her out of the passenger side window, according to reports.
After the incident, President Donald Trump sent a Twitter message thanking “the great men and women of the United States Secret Service” and commending them for “a job well done!”
— New York Post (@nypost) February 24, 2018
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) February 23, 2018
The view down 17th Street after Secret Service reports a car crashed into a barrier on perimeter of White House complex. pic.twitter.com/ClhtIoTKHF
— Tim Hanrahan (@TimJHanrahan) February 23, 2018