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Archive for June 1st, 2020

60+ Secret Service Agents, Officers Injured During Protests in Washington D.C.

File photo via Secret Service.

By Steve Neavling

ticklethewire.com

More than 60 Secret Service officers and agents were injured as protests turned violent in Washington D.C. over the weekend, the agency said.

“Some demonstrators repeatedly attempted to knock over security barriers, and vandalized six Secret Service vehicles,” the Secret Service said in a statement. “Between Friday night and Sunday morning, more than 60 Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers and Special Agents sustained multiple injuries from projectiles such as bricks, rocks, bottles, fireworks and other items. Secret Service personnel were also directly physically assaulted as they were kicked, punched, and exposed to bodily fluids. A total of 11 injured employees were transported to a local hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.”

Meanwhile, President Trump was whisked into a White House bunker while demonstrators gathered outside. He was in the bunker for nearly an hour, Time reports.

Protests have broken out nationwide over the death of George Floyd at the hands of white Minneapolis police.

Federal Protective Services Officer Shot, Killed in Oakland, Calif.

Federal Protective Services, via Homeland Security.

By Steve Neavling

ticklethewire.com

A Federal Protective Services officer was shot and killed in Oakland, Calif., on Friday evening while guarding the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building during a nearby protest.

The FBI said the officer was 53-year-old Dave Patrick Underwood, of Pinole, Calif., San Francisco Gate reports.

The bureau is urging the public to come forward with any information about the shooting.

The shots were fired from a vehicle that pulled up to the building. Another officer was wounded.

Authorities said they are unsure whether the shooting was related to the protest.