After an Altercation with a Woman in the Streets of Israel, a Secret Service Agent was Sent Home
This isn’t the first situation in which a Secret Service agent has been sent back to the United States before the President takes a trip overseas.
As the President is heading over to the Middle East today in hopes to bring some ease to the toxic relations between the U.S. and the Middle Eastern countries, a member of the Secret Service was sent back home after getting into a physical encounter and being detained by Israeli police in Jerusalem.
"The agent was working in Israel and was briefly detained and questioned by Israeli police, who released him without charges. The employee has returned to the United States. In accordance with agency protocol, his access to Secret Service systems and facilities was suspended pending further investigation."
A Secret Service spokesman said.
One individual who is deemed familiar with the situation has stated the off-duty agent was leaving dinner with a group of colleagues when there was a collision with a woman on the street. The woman was struck by the agent and she called the police. Police then took the agent into custody and released him after questioning. Investigators are currently digging into the situation for information such as if he was intoxicated, how it happened, and why it happened.
This isn’t the first situation in which a Secret Service agent has been sent back to the United States before the President takes a trip overseas. Two Secret Service members were sent home from South Korea in May after they got into an altercation with a local taxi driver.