A car crashed into part of President Joe Biden’s security detail in Delaware on Sunday night. The president and his wife, First Lady Jill Biden, were unharmed.
The collision occurred as the Bidens were leaving campaign headquarters after a pasta meal with his re-election team, Reuters reported. As Biden was walking to a waiting SUV, a silver sedan with Delaware plates appeared and slammed into another Secret Service vehicle that was protecting the motorcade.
“There was a loud bang,” according to a White House pool report sent out Sunday night, “and POTUS was standing outside the vehicle with a surprised expression on his face.”
“A man walking by loudly said ‘oh my gosh’ when this happened,” the report added.
Biden was hustled into his armored vehicle as security officers surrounded the sedan with their guns drawn. The driver put his hands up as the officers demanded he open his vehicle’s door, according to Reuters. It remains unclear whether the incident was an accident or deliberate.
The Bidens were driven back to their home in Wilmington without further incident, according to Special Agent Steve Kopek, a spokesperson for the Secret Service.
The White House referred a request for comment back to the Secret Service.