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Secret Service Officer Injured in Motorcade Accident Near White House

A uniformed Secret Service officer was injured in an accident involving a motorcade carrying Chinese officials near the White House Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. A pedestrian, who has yet to be identified, was arrested after the incident for crossing a police line and assaulting a police officer in an attempt to “impede the progress” of a motorcade “in a temporarily secured area,” the Secret Service said. When paramedics arrived, the officer was sitting up in the street before he was taken to the hospital with a leg injury that is considered serious but not life-threatening.