U.S. Secret Service agents have been making headlines the last several months for all the wrong reasons.
The most recent mishap by Secret Service agents occurred in South Korea.
According to intel reports, two U.S Secret Service agents were sent back to the United States after being assigned to do some security details in South Korea.
The agents were sent back to the U.S. due to the fact they were allegedly intoxicated in public and got in a verbal dispute with a cab driver.
2 US @SecretService agents who were assigned to President Biden’s trip to Asia are being sent back home after one of them was investigated in relation to an assault.
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) May 21, 2022
Two U.S. Secret Service agents have been sent home from South Korea and placed on administrative leave after an incident involving potential policy violations ahead of President Joe Biden’s visit Friday.https://t.co/QYJk56gSGW
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) May 21, 2022
ABC News added these details:
Two Secret Service employees — an agent and an armed physical security specialist — in South Korea to prepare for President Joe Biden’s impending arrival are being sent home after an alleged alcohol-fueled incident that ended with a report being filed with local police, according to two sources briefed on the situation.
The personnel were assigned to help prepare for the presidential visit when they went out for dinner and then stopped at several bars, the sources told ABC News. As the evening progressed, the two Secret Service staffers became apparently intoxicated and the agent wound up in a heated argument with a cab driver, according to the sources.
Police were called and a report detailing the “altercation” was filed, one source said.
— New York Post (@nypost) May 21, 2022
The New York Post added these details:
Two Secret Service employees were shipped back to the US from South Korea this week following an alcohol-fueled confrontation with a local cab driver ahead of President Biden’s trip to the country, according to multiple reports.
ABC News reported Friday that an agent and an armed physical security specialist assigned to go to Seoul to help prepare for Biden’s visit went out to dinner on a recent evening and hit multiple bars.
Later that night, the pair reportedly became intoxicated and the agent got into a heated argument with the cabbie.
Police were eventually called to the scene, though only one of the two workers was reportedly investigated in relation to the incident. Neither of the Secret Service employees was detained, arrested or criminally charged.
The incident took place outside the hotel where Biden will be staying in Seoul, according to NBC News.