Joe Biden’s Niece Taken into Custody After Dispute in New York City

Vice President Joe Biden’s niece was taken into custody this morning after police responded to a dispute at her Manhattan apartment, authorities said.
By ABC News

ABC News’ Mark Crudele reports:

Vice President Joe Biden’s niece was taken into custody this morning after police responded to a dispute at her Manhattan apartment, authorities said.

Caroline Biden, 26, was detained after officers responded to her Desbrosses Street building in Tribeca just after 9 a.m., according to New York City Police Department officials.

After officers responded to a 911 call, Biden became physical with the officers, police said. Biden received desk appearance tickets for obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest and two counts of harassment.

While in the local precinct, Biden refused to speak to police and demanded to make phone calls but wouldn’t say who she wanted to call, a law enforcement source told ABC News.

After being issued the desk appearance tickets, she told police she did not feel well and EMS transported her to Beth Israel Medical Center, the law enforcement source said.

A court date has been set for October.

It was unclear what the original dispute was about, police said. Caroline Biden is subletting an apartment in the building, a source told ABC News.

In 2009, Biden was questioned while riding an Amtrak train because of a “misunderstanding over a train fare,” an Amtrak spokeswoman said at the time.  Biden, who was a student at Georgetown University at the time, wasn’t arrested or charged.

She is the daughter of Joe Biden’s brother, James Biden Sr.
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