Two Female Suspects Arrested After SUV Breaches Security at Mar-a-Lago

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Police in West Palm Beach, Florida have responded to an incident near President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort after someone reportedly tried crashing through a security checkpoint.

According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Florida Highway Patrol Troopers were pursuing a black SUV, when a female suspect attempted to drive through the security checkpoint located north of the resort, shortly before noon, WSVT-TV reported. Deputies and U.S. Secret Service agents opened fire on the vehicle, but the suspect was able to get away and authorities are continuing to search for them.

After a brief search, authorities were able to apprehend two people.

"FHP was in pursuit of a black SUV," The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office said in a statement about the incident. "The black SUV was headed towards two security check points at Mar-A-Lago, in the Town of Palm Beach. The SUV breached both security check points heading towards the main entrance. Officials (still trying to determine) discharged their firearms at the vehicle. The vehicle fled while being pursued by FHP and PBSO helicopter. The vehicle has NOW been located and two individuals are currently in custody."

President Donald Trump was not present at the time of the incident, authorities said. He and First Lady Melania Trump are scheduled to depart the White House later this afternoon to travel to Mar-a-Lago. It's unclear whether the incident will affect the scheduled departure.

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