Official: Shots Fired Near Mar-a-Lago, Driver Breached Security Checkpoints

PALM BEACH, FL - JANUARY 11: President Donald Trump's beach front Mar-a-Lago resort is seen the day after Florida received an exemption from the Trump Administration's newly announced ocean drilling plan on January 11, 2018 in Palm Beach, Florida. Florida was the only state to receive an exemption from the …
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Two female suspects are in police custody after breaching two security checkpoints at President Donald Trump’s private Mar-a-Lago club on Friday, law enforcement officials said.

In a statement via the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, Florida Highway Patrol troopers were trailing a black SUV when it rammed through the checkpoints at around 11:40 a.m. EST, prompting officers to open fire as the suspects sped toward the front of the property.

The suspects were arrested after state highway troops and a PBSO helicopter located them on-site.

Both the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement are investigating the incident.

Details about possible injuries are currently unknown.


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