Police have taken a woman into custody after a security breach at the Mar-a-Lago estate ended in a police-involved shooting.
According to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, 30-year-old Hannah Roehmild, who is from Connecticut, was driving a black SUV erratically and refused to stop.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers were following the black SUV when it blew through two security check points on the property, Friday, at around 11:40 a.m. The breach forced Secret Service agents to open fire.
“We can confirm that local law enforcement and Secret Service discharged their weapons at the vehicle,” Brian Swain, the Secret Service’s Special Agent in Charge of its Miami office, said.
Ten minutes earlier, PBSO said Roehmild began behaving erratically by dancing on top of a car at The Breakers Resort.
A FHP trooper followed the 30-year-old to her rental Jeep, tapped her window to get her attention, and she began reversing while he was still tapping on her window.
According to PBSO, the trooper broke the window to get her to stop reversing, but she drove away southbound on A1A.
Officers fired shots at the vehicle as it headed towards the main entrance of the estate.
“When she approached the Mar-a-Lago area, she crashed through the first checkpoint, putting some lives of the people that were involved at the checkpoint there [at risk], proceeded to the second checkpoint, crashed through there,” Palm Beach Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said. “The deputies and the Secret Service agents that were there moved out of the way just in time.”
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