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Town of Palm Beach News Release

Posted on: January 31, 2020

[ARCHIVED] January 31, 2020 Incident

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The Palm Beach Police Department would like to make the community aware of an incident that occurred today. This isolated incident originated at The Breakers Hotel. FHP gave chase to a vehicle which went through the check point barricades at Mar-a-Lago.

Shots were fired by units within the secured zone outside of Mar-a-Lago. However, the vehicle was able to flee into West Palm Beach, where the suspects were subsequently apprehended.  

A crime scene was established within the secure zone due to shots being fired and is currently being investigated by FDLE. At this time, residents are not allowed to travel south of Algoma Road where the crime scene was established. Service vehicles will not be allowed to go south of South County Road and South Ocean Boulevard. We will advise when this travel restriction is lifted.  

The Palm Beach Police Department wants to reiterate that this is an isolated incident, and there is no danger to the community. 


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