PALM BEACH, Fla. — Two people are in custody after law enforcement opened fire near President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate on Friday following a car chase, according to the sheriff’s office.
An SUV breached two security points outside Trump’s Palm Beach home, and law enforcement fired their weapons at the vehicle, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. It was not immediately known which agency those law enforcement officers worked for.
The Florida Highway Patrol and a PBSO helicopter chased the SUV and found it. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will investigate the shooting, PBSO said.
The incident occurred just hours before Trump is expected to arrive at his Palm Beach mansion and club.
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies turned away all eastbound traffic at Southern Boulevard and South Olive Avenue, just before the bridge to Palm Beach.
Palm Beach police already had shut down traffic at the Mar-a-Lago checkpoint at South County Road.
About 10 law enforcement officers from different agencies were seen near Mar-a-Lago around noon. At least three sheriff’s deputies wore “homicide” vests on site.
Trump is expected in Palm Beach County this evening — his 29th visit since his 2017 inauguration.
On Saturday, the president’s fan club, the Trumpettes, is holding its gala at the Southern White House with headliner Roseanne Barr. On Sunday, the president is expected to host his annual Super Bowl party at his West Palm Beach golf club.