President Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, reportedly received an unwelcome visitor at their home in Washington, D.C., this week.
According to the Washington Examiner, Secret Service agents were called into action and arrested a man who arrived uninvited in an apparent effort to contact someone at the Trump–Kushner home.
No clear motive reported
According to the Examiner, a local police report stated that the unidentified subject arrived at the home and asked to speak to an individual under Secret Service protection.
An ensuing investigation revealed that he was allegedly operating a vehicle without a permit. Furthermore, police say he did not have permission to use the vehicle.
Agents ultimately took the man into custody and the Secret Service issued a statement acknowledging the incident.
“This morning, officers of the U.S. Secret Service Uniformed Division arrested an individual for unauthorized use of a vehicle and driving without a permit,” the agency stated, according to the Examiner. “The individual was subsequently transported to MPDC 2nd District for processing.”
At the time of the incident, Ivanka Trump was reportedly away from home. She is currently in Denver, Colorado, as part of a scheduled White House trip. Kushner, however, was seen leaving the home minutes after agents took the suspect away from the scene.
Vehicle reported stolen
Initial police reports did not include information about a suspected motive. As for the vehicle the suspect was driving, authorities described it as a Mercedes-Benz that had been reported stolen from a repair shop in New Jersey.
In the age of readily available information, this is far from the first security scare at the home of a prominent American family.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson has stated that his wife was forced to take cover in their home when protesters showed up on the property in 2018. He recently lambasted The New York Times over what he claimed was the newspaper’s intent to publish information about the location of his new home.
“So why is The New York Times doing a story on the location of my family’s house?” he asked, according to The Hill. “Well, you know why. To hurt us, to injure my wife and kids so that I will shut up and stop disagreeing with them.”
Whatever the motive for such incidents, these cases serve as stark reminders that security is not always guaranteed — even at home.