WASHINGTON (ABC7) — The woman who crashed into a security barrier near the White House on Friday has claimed that President Donald Trump is her fiancé.
The woman, 35-year-old Jessica Ford from Tennessee, made the claim while appearing in court Saturday.
According to a statement released by the Secret Service Friday evening, Ford intentionally drove her van into the security barrier and was immediately arrested following the incident. They also say she had a gun in her hand. They say they have "had previous encounters with the female in the vicinity of the White House resulting in numerous arrests for a variety of criminal violations."
The vehicle crashed at the corner of 17th Street and E Street NW, just around the corner from the White House at around 2:53 p.m., according to officials.
Ford was previously arrested on May 16, 2017, for jumping over the bike rack on Pennsylvania Avenue and attempting to climb the White House North Fence, according to a previous Secret Service statement.