Trump’s Mar-a-Lago security breach: Officials fire shots at SUV that ran checkpoints, two in custody

Mar-a-Lago Resort

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Law-enforcement officials fired shots at a vehicle that breached two security checkpoints Friday at President Donald Trump‘s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, police said.

Two people were taken into custody after the incident at the Palm Beach resort, which Trump is scheduled to visit later Friday, police said.

The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that officers from the Florida Highway Patrol had been pursuing a black SUV that was headed toward checkpoints at Mar-a-Lago.

“The SUV breached both security check points heading towards the main entrance,” the sheriff’s office said.

“Officials …  discharged their firearms at the vehicle.”

The SUV then fled, while being chased by the Highway Patrol and by a sheriff’s office helicopter.

The vehicle later was located, and two people were taken into cutody.

Officials have scheduled a news conference for 3 p.m. ET.

The White House and Mar-a-Lago did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

This is the second security breach at Mar-a-Lago this month.

On Jan. 6, an unspecified incident was reported at the resort. Police in Florida opened an investigation, according to a report from the Miami Herald, once the incident was reported. But the department said the Secret Service is leading the investigation and there have been no arrests.

Read more: Secret Service reportedly conducting investigation at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago following incident

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