The United States Secret Service (USSS) on Friday confirmed an incident of an object thrown at President Donald Trump’s motorcade as it traveled from Palm Beach International Airport.
The USSS confirmed in a statement that “an object appears to have been thrown at the motorcade this afternoon. We are investigating at this time and don’t have anything further.”
The object appears to have been thrown from a group of protesters near Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. According to witnesses, the object was a rock the size of a baseball, whilst another unidentified item was taken from the ground.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department carried away both objects for examination.
Donald Trump is scheduled to hold a rally at Orlando-Melbourne International Airport on Saturday as he seeks to shore up support for his administration’s fast-moving agenda.
In a tweet, Trump urged supporters to “join me this Saturday at 5pm for a rally at the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport,” accompanied by an image pledging to “put America back to work” and to put “people before government.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2017