NYPD takes Joe Biden's niece into custody

NYPD takes Joe Biden's niece into custody

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The niece of Vice President Joe Biden was arrested in New York City on Tuesday.

The NYPD says that officers took Caroline Biden into custody after responding to a report of a dispute at her Tribeca apartment.

Police said the 26-year-old scuffled with officers as they tried to break up a fight between her and her roommate.

Biden was later charged with obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest and harassment. It was unclear if she was still in custody Tuesday afternoon.

The vice president's office declined to comment.

Caroline Biden is the daughter of the vice president’s brother, James Biden Sr.

Biden has been in the news before.

In 2009, Amtrak spokeswoman Karina Romero said Amtrak police briefly detained her. Romero says Caroline Biden was questioned because of a "misunderstanding over a train fare." Romero declined to be specific, but said Biden wasn't arrested or charged in that incident.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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