Secret Service agent removed from Harris’s security detail after ‘distressing’ behavior

Secret Service agent removed from Harris’s security detail after ‘distressing’ behavior

A member of Vice President Harris’s security detail was removed over a behavioral issue, the Secret Service confirmed to The Hill.

The Secret Service special agent, who was working on the vice president’s departure from Joint Base Andrews on Monday morning, “began displaying behavior their colleagues found distressing,” Secret Service chief of communications Anthony Guglielmi said in a statement.

“The agent was removed from their assignment while medical personnel were summoned. The Vice President was at the Naval Observatory when this incident occurred and there was no impact on her departure from Joint Base Andrews,” he added.

Harris on Monday traveled to Wisconsin from Joint Base Andrews, outside of Washington, D.C., but hadn’t left her home, which is the Naval Observatory, at the time of the incident.

The Washington Examiner first reported on the incident, calling it a fight with other agents before the vice president’s flight on Monday. The outlet reported that the agent become aggressive, and when a supervisor attempted to calm the agent, a physical alternation started that led to the agent being handcuffed.

Guglielmi added in his statement that “Secret Service takes the safety and health of our employees very seriously” and did not reveal any more information about the incident or the agent.

For the latest news, weather, sports, and streaming video, head to The Hill.