Shots fired at SUV that breached security checkpoints near Mar-a-Lago

2 women in custody, law enforcement source says
Posted at 3:54 PM, Jan 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 15:55:07-05

There was a police-involved shooting not far from Mar-a-Lago Friday.

FHP was in pursuit of a black SUV heading towards two security checkpoints at Mar-a-Lago around 11:40 a.m. when it breached both security checkpoints heading towards the main entrance, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

According to a law enforcement source, the incident started around The Breakers before heading south toward Mar-a-Lago.

Officials discharged their firearms at the vehicle, PBSO said.

The vehicle continued while being pursued by the Florida Highway Patrol and a PBSO helicopter.

The vehicle has been located and two women are currently in custody, a law enforcement source said.

President Trump is not in town. He is scheduled to arrive Friday evening.

The town of Palm Beach said that because of the on-going investigation no vehicles will be allowed to travel past the Mar-a-Lago checkpoint installed at South County Road.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Florida Highway Patrol and Secret Service plan to hold a news conference at 3 p.m. WPTV will stream it on-air, online and in our app.

Agents from the West Palm Beach Field Office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have also responded to the scene.

This is a breaking story and will be updated.