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 / Updated  / Source: NBC News

A U.S. Secret Service officer was arrested by Washington D.C. police on Friday and will be charged with destruction of property, a misdemeanor, the Secret Service and a law enforcement source said.

The arrested officer, who was a uniformed division officer assigned to the Foreign Missions branch, was placed on administrative leave and the unidentified officer's security clearance had been suspended, according to Brian Leary, a Secret Service spokesman.

The officer was off duty at the time of the incident. Leary did not elaborate on the allegations.

The arrest is the most recent in a string of embarrassing incidents for the Secret Service lately. On Thursday a senior supervisor was placed on leave after he was accused of making unwanted sexual advances to a female coworker late last month.


— Kristen Welker