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Uniformed Secret Service agents have arrested a man outside of the D.C. home of Jared Kushner and first daughter Ivanka Trump, reports said Thursday.
Witnesses told the UK’s Daily Mail that a younger man in a black Mercedes had parked in front of the home Thursday morning and was being questioned by Secret Service officers.
The outlet said witnesses reported seeing Secret Service officers pulling the man dressed in a Pac-Man t-shirt out of the vehicle, cuffing him, then placing him in a nearby van.
Ivanka Trump was reportedly not at the residence. Officials said she is currently on a two-day trip to Denver, Colorado.
“I am in Colorado today w/ Secretary Bernhardt + @SenGardner to celebrate yesterday’s passage of the #GreatAmericanOutdoorsAct; a landmark bill that will allocate billions to our public lands making it the most consequential conservation legislation since Pres Theodore Roosevelt!” Ivanka Trump tweeted.
I am in Colorado today w/ Secretary Bernhardt + @SenGardner to celebrate yesterday’s passage of the #GreatAmericanOutdoorsAct; a landmark bill that will allocate billions to our public lands making it the most consequential conservation legislation since Pres Theodore Roosevelt! https://t.co/S97KoADrD1
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) July 23, 2020
Kushner, meanwhile, emerged from the home about 10 minutes after officers made the arrest.
Photos show officers cuffing the man and him sitting on a curb before being placed in the van.
At present, it is not clear why the man was outside of the home or why he was arrested.
Speculation about who the man started immediately:
A Chinese SPY?
— yifei sun (@yifeisun12) July 23, 2020
Ivanka is expected to join Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), who is in a tough reelection fight, along with officials from the Department of Labor and Department of Health and Human Services to attend a roundtable discussion at a child care facility in Denver.
“I am looking forward to visiting the great state of Colorado and learning how this administration’s policies are helping citizens across the state,” she said in a statement Wednesday.
“Working with Senator Gardner on the Great American Outdoors Act, we are securing funding for the next 100 years to preserve our national parks and public lands. Additionally, I’m looking forward to visiting with Coloradans to hear how this administration’s pro-family policies have positively impacted them,” she added.
In July 2017, a New York man wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying a pair of knives was arrested by Secret Service after he entered Trump Tower and said he was a U.S. senator there to meet Ivanka.
The man, Sixto Benitez Adames, 52, of the Bronx, was taken by police to a nearby hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. He was charged with possession of a weapon and possession of forged materials for possession of a phony New York State identification card, the NYPD said, according to ABC News.
Besides the knives, Benitez Adames was also carrying a sock with a weight inside.
Police said he told them he owned Trump Tower and that he had come to the building to see Ivanka Trump about her clothing line. She was in Europe traveling with her presidential father at the time.
In May 2019, a Washington State man was arrested for threatening to “execute” Kushner, one of President Donald Trump’s top advisers.
Police said that Chase Bliss Colasurdo of Kent, Wash., made several statements via email and social media he intended to harm the first daughter’s husband. On at least one occasion, he also threatened to harm Ivanka.
Prosecutors said that Colasurdo emailed a number of media outlets in February of that year declaring he was going to “personally execute” Kushner for “his countless treasonous crimes.”
He would also threaten Donald Trump Jr.’s life on Instagram.
“I would just like to let the secret service know that I am going to Execute this fa**ot. And there is nothing you can do about it, as indicated by the fact that I have been posting death threats against politicians for like a week and am still here posting,” he wrote.
Jon is a staff writer for BizPac Review with 30 years’ worth of reporting experience, as well as an author and U.S. Army veteran. He has a BA in political science from Ashford University and an MA in national security studies/intelligence analysis from American Military University.