Tras secuestrar a Deborah, Derek Simmons coaccionó a Helena Harper pare que le ayudase en el plan para asesinar al presidente Benford. A Helena no le quedó más remedio que alertar por radio al Servicio Secreto de que un grupo sospechoso había accedido a la Universidad Ivy con la intención de matar al Presidente, que se encontraba en el campus para dar un discurso. El Servicio Secreto se había asegurado de que el lugar era seguro, pero de todas formas mandó a un grupo de agentes para dar caza a los sospechosos. Eso proporcionó a Derek la oportunidad que necesitaba.
Helena quería mucho a su hermana, pero estar colaborando en un ataque terrorista era algo que no podía soportar, así que corrió en busca de los agentes que se habían alejado para suplicarles que regresaran al lado del presidente. Sin embargo, muchos de sus compañeros conocían los antecedentes de Helena y no la creyeron. Entonces empezaron los ataques. Debido a que la mitad de los agentes estaban por el campus rastreando a asesinos imaginarios, el Servicio Secreto no pudo evacuar a tiempo al presidente Benford y fue incapaz de salvar su vida.
Derek Simmons coerced Helena Harper into helping him assassinate President Benford when he kidnapped her sister Deborah. Helena had no choice but to send out an alert over the Secret Service's radio that a group had entered Ivy University with the intent to kill President Benford.
The president was on the campus to deliver a speech, and the Secret Service made sure the president was secure before his speech. A number of agents were dispatched to look for the suspects. This created the opening Derek needed.
Helena loved her sister, but she couldn't let herself be party to a terrorist attack. She rushed to the campus to entreat the agents to give up their wild goose chase and protect the president. Many of the agents were aware of her past infractions, so they were disinclined to believe her. Then the attacks came.
Because half the agents were out looking for assassins, the Service was slow in evacuating President Benford, and was unable to save his life.
Below is a memo left behind by a USSS agent before the incident.
Several of us have been ordered to search the college after receiving a report that the president may be in danger of assassination. I hope it's just some kind of prank. I haven't seen anything suspicious so far though, except for Harper going on and on about how she thinks that Derek Simmons is the one trying to kill the president and that we should get back to our posts. Simmons is a friend of the president! She also said that she was forced to report false information after her sister was taken hostage. How can she expect us to believe her when everything she says is crazy? Why did we have to get the CIA's problem child?
If we listen to her and it means we let a possible assassin go, the shit's gonna hit the fan. I think I'll give her some time off in a room somewhere to relax and get her head straight while we continue with the search.
I wish this cough would let up. I must be catching something.