A niece of United States Vice President Joseph Biden was charged on Tuesday with allegedly taking a swing at a New York City police officer who was at the woman’s home to break-up a fight with a roommate, a law-enforcement official said.
Caroline Biden was charged Tuesday afternoon with obstructing government administration, resisting arrest and harassment, the official said. She was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon and could not be reached for comment. It was unclear if she had retained an attorney.
Police were called to a Tribeca apartment just before 8 a.m. regarding a dispute between Ms. Biden and a roommate, the official said.
When the officer got between the roommates to keep them separated, Ms. Biden allegedly “swung at the female cop” and was taken into custody, the official said.
“She is highly uncooperative, won’t speak to cops and wants to make all sorts of phone calls but won’t say who she wants to call,” the official said.
Ms. Biden is the daughter of Mr. Biden’s brother James Biden Sr.
The vice president’s press office didn’t immediately return calls for comment.