(LifeNews) Vice President Joe Biden’s press secretary apologized to a Capital News Service reporter and the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism on Wednesday after a press office staffer demanded the reporter delete photos taken at an event in Rockville.

The reporter, a credentialed member of the press who is a student at the University of Maryland, College Park, was covering a domestic violence event featuring Biden, Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin.

The apology came shortly after a formal complaint was filed with the vice president’s press office by Lucy A. Dalglish, dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Capital News Service is a student-staffed news service operated by the college.

“This was pure intimidation,” Dalglish said, adding that “it’s clear from the circumstance that the journalist did nothing wrong.”

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