CNN reported that an employee of the National Park Service who was working on the South Lawn of the White House on Monday afternoon (March 29) was bitten by Major. The employee had to be suspended from work to be treated by the White House medical unit.
Michael LaRosa, press secretary for Jill Biden, told CNN, “The major bit someone while walking. Out of an abundance of caution, the employee was placed under observation by the White House medical unit and has returned to work.”
White House Press Secretary Leonardo Psaki later downplayed the injury as “minor,” saying Major was “adjusting” to his new Home and that the German shepherd was “startled by someone unfamiliar.”
On March 8, Major bit a Secret Service employee at the White House, “Major” and another Biden German Shepherd, “Champ”, were sent back to Biden’s hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, but they later returned to the White House.
Major” is reported to have exhibited agitated behavior on several occasions, including jumping, barking and punching staff and security personnel.