Shots have been fired near President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla. after a vehicle breached a security checkpoint.
Florida Highway Patrol was pursuing a black SUV that was fleeing and breached two Mar-a-Lago security checkpoints, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office told ABC News.
Law enforcement fired their weapons, though further details of the shooting are not yet clear.
“The SUV breached both security checkpoints heading towards the main entrance,” the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office told Patch. “Officials … discharged their firearms at the vehicle.”
The SUV fled the security checkpoints, but was pursued by helicopter and eventually detained by police.
Two suspects are now in custody, according to CBS12.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office confirmed in a tweet at 1:12 p.m. EST that “Vehicle and suspects are in custody.”
WPBF 25 News’ Terri Parker said that both suspects are female.
BREAKING: two female suspects now in custody after breaching two barricades near the winter white house Mar a lago on Palm Beach / pursued by FHP – shots fired into the vehicle @WPBF25News pic.twitter.com/t73iSxWJJZ
— Terri Parker (@wpbf_terri) January 31, 2020
Security checkpoints are in place as Trump is scheduled to arrive in Palm Beach on Friday evening.
The incident comes two months after a Chinese national received a prison sentence for breaching Mar-a-Lago grounds and providing false information to Secret Service.