S.U.V. Breaches Security Near Mar-a-Lago, and Florida Police Take 2 Into Custody

The Florida police took two people into custody after a black sport utility vehicle breached two security checkpoints near Mar-a-Lago, President Trump’s resort in West Palm Beach, the authorities said.

President Trump and Melania Trump, the first lady, were scheduled to fly to Palm Beach on Friday afternoon and arrive at the 20-acre resort in the evening.

It was not immediately clear what first alerted the police to the vehicle. Therese Barbera, a spokeswoman for the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Department, said in a statement that the Florida Highway Patrol was chasing the vehicle, and it was “headed toward two security checkpoints” at Mar-a-Lago.

“The S.U.V. breached both security checkpoints heading toward the main entrance,” she said.

Officials “discharged their firearms at the vehicle,” which fled, pursued by Florida Highway Patrol and a Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office helicopter, she said. The vehicle was then found and the two people were taken into custody, the statement said.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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