Attempted Carjacking of Marked Secret Service Car Near Sidwell Friends

Suspect apprehended

By Matthew Stabley
|  Saturday, Feb 25, 2012  |  Updated 3:37 AM EDT
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U.S. Secret Service officers apprehended a man who allegedly tried to steal a Secret Service car outside the school where the president’s children attended classes, officials said.

The uniformed car was parked near Sidwell Friends School in the 3800 block of Wisconsin Avenue NW when the man tried to drive away with it abut 2:30 p.m., according to the Secret Service.

The man, identified as Josh Gibson, quickly was taken into custody and taken to D.C. police for processing. He was charged with carjacking.

The incident had nothing to do with the school, officials said.

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