Driver removed from presidential motorcade after gun found in bag

Driver removed from presidential motorcade after gun found in bag

Driver removed from presidential motorcade after gun found in bag

- The driver of a press van in President TrumpDonald John TrumpTillerson: Russia already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump's desire for military parade: "We have a Napoleon in the making" MORE's motorcade was detained Monday outside of the president's Mar-a-Lago resort after a personal firearm was found in his baggage.

The Secret Service say no person has been in any danger during all this.

The van was one of three that carried the White House press corps, which trails the president and his entourage when they travel. It occurred outside the secure area at a Secret Service security screening checkpoint.

According to Fox News, the driver told the Secret Service that the firearm was left in the personal vehicle prior to the assignment and forgot to remove it.

According to the agency, the unnamed individual was a "staff contracted driver" who was found to be "in lawful possession of a prohibited item".

"The incident was investigated by the Secret Service and our partners at the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office (PBSO) and resolved".

The unidentified individual was barred from entering the property, with a White House staffer driving the press pool van throughout the day.

Also Monday morning, another van grazed a Secret Service vehicle at the golf club. The suspect is a contractor, not an official White House employee.

Cars transporting state officials are however manned by either Secret Service or armed forces members.

When you're on White House pool duty in Florida, much of the daily reporting on the president's activities involves waiting in vans while President Trump goes between Mar-a-Lago and his golf course.

The incident took place five days after a shooter in Parkland, Fla., killed 17 people at a high school.

No one was hurt, the Hill reported, and there was only minor damage.

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