President Biden was interrupted while speaking to reporters in downtown Wilmington, Delaware, on Sunday when a sedan crashed into a vehicle parked in the president's motorcade as he left his re-election campaign offices.
Biden and Jill Biden, the first lady, were not injured, according to the White House. They had attended an event at his campaign headquarters and had dinner with campaign staff members.
Biden was discussing his voting numbers when a silver vehicle with Delaware plates collided with a sport utility vehicle associated with the White House that was blocking an intersection with access to the street Biden was visiting.
Authorities outside responded to the collision, surrounding the car and pointing guns at the driver before he surrendered, according to reporters in the White House press pool.
The officials were heard demanding the driver open the door, according to videos published online. Photographers at the scene captured a shocked Mr. Biden as he turned to look at the incident and before officers led him to his vehicle.
It was not immediately clear whether the accident was accidental or deliberate. The White House referred questions about the cause of the crash to the Secret Service, which did not immediately respond to requests for comment. A spokesperson for the Wilmington Police Department also did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
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