Two suspects taken into custody after ramming Mar-a-Lago gates, prompting shots fired

Screengrab WSVN

With President Donald Trump expected to arrive in Palm Beach, Fla., later in the day, shots were fired Friday when a vehicle ran a security checkpoint at Mar-a-Lago.

Citing Palm Beach Sheriff sources, WSVN reported that someone ran the northern checkpoint near President Trump’s property, prompting deputies to open fire on the person.

The Fox affiliate said that Secret Service “may have fired at this person as well.”

Remarkably, the individual, reported to be a woman, managed to get away, fleeing from the scene in a black SUV.

Shortly thereafter, WPBF reported that two women were taken into custody by the Florida Highway Patrol.

“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,” reporter Terri Parker tweeted

Parker reported that there were shots fired into the vehicle, but it’s not clear if this was in reference to the earlier incident or when they were taken into custody.

It doesn’t appear that the incident was related to the president in any manner, as it originated several miles from the resort.

More from WPBF:

According to the United States Secret Service, the incident started several miles away from Mar-a-Lago. That’s when police were called to a report of a woman dancing on top of a parked car in a hotel parking lot.

When police arrived, the women got into another car and drove away. That’s when a police pursuit followed the vehicle towards Mar-a-Lago.

That’s when one checkpoint near the resort was breached, officials said.




The incident comes amid reports that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has the votes needed to prevent calling additional witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial against President Trump.

As a result, the trial may end as soon as Saturday with an acquittal.

As expected, Democrats are crying “cover-up” in their very one-sided pursuit of a duly elected president.

The hashtag #ImpeachmentTrialSham began trending online as Liberals, including Speaker Pelosi, have been melting down.

“He will not be acquitted. You cannot be acquitted if you don’t have a trial,” Pelosi said at her Thursday news conference. “You don’t have a trial if you don’t have witnesses and documentation and all of that. Does the president know right from wrong? I don’t think so.”

At the same time, some are calling on Pelosi to resign for failing to unseat President Trump.

Here’s a quick sampling of the online meltdown, from Twitter:


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