Two people have been arrested after a police-involved shooting near Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate when a car breached two security checkpoints just hours before the President was due to arrive.
Authorities opened fire after a black SUV drove through two security checkpoints towards the front entrance of the estate in Palm Beach, Florida at about 11.40am on Friday.
The two people inside the SUV have since been taken into custody.
Authorities opened fire after a black SUV (pictured above) drove through two security checkpoints towards the front entrance of the estate in Palm Beach, Florida at about 11.40am on Friday
Several officers opened fire on the car after the vehicle breached security.
It is not yet clear if anyone was injured.
The SUV was being pursued by the Florida Highway Patrol when it started heading towards the main entrance of the resort.
The vehicle fled after officers started shooting.
The Highway Patrol and a Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office helicopter then pursued the car.
Several officers opened fire on the car after the vehicle breached security. Bullet holes can be seen in the SUV’s windshield above
The SUV was located nearby following a short pursuit and the two occupants were arrested
The SUV was located about four miles away in a Studio 6 parking lot and the two occupants were arrested.
Trump was scheduled to leave Washington for his resort later on Friday afternoon where he was expected to spend the weekend.
First lady Melania Trump is currently at the White House and was expected to travel with Trump.
Secret Service agents have warned guests at Mar-a-Lago that they will not be allowed to leave for at least a few hours as the investigation continues.
Mar-a-Lago has been the scene of several intrusions since Trump became president.
The back of the SUV appeared to have been completely shot out after the pursuit
The SUV was located nearby and the two occupants were arrested. Two law enforcement officers are pictured above inspecting the vehicle after it was stopped